Trump’s New York hush-money case will start March 25. It’s the first of his criminal trials

February 16, 2024

His attorneys cited that schedule in urging the judge to reconsider the March trial date. Thursday marked Trump’s first return visit to court in the New York case since that historic indictment made him the first ex-president charged with a crime. No trial date is scheduled in the Atlanta case. Along with clarifying the trial schedule, Merchan also rejected a request by Trump’s lawyers to throw out the case. Trump’s lawyers accuse Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, a Democrat, of bringing the case to interfere with Trump’s political chances.