With former President Trump facing four legal battles, how will the court systems handle the cases?
Theoretically, all these prosecutions should operate independently and should not be coordinating with each other on any matters, even with regard to scheduling. However, this is a truly unprecedented scenario where such a high-profile individual is facing two federal indictments in separate jurisdictions and two state indictments in different states at the same time. Some level of coordination is going to have to be done. Some level of coordination is going to have to be done. This will likely come down to two factors. First, which prosecutor is ready to go first. This might be the Jan. 6 federal prosecution since it is the simplest one. The second factor will be how former President Trump’s lawyers handle requests for delays, given the other cases and the upcoming election. I would assume once one trial begins, other judges will feel pressure to grant continuances for their trials until after that one concludes.