Will Trump’s Jan. 6 Trial Take Place Before the Election?

January 22, 2024

Among All Trump’s Trials, the Jan. 6 Case Is KeyFor both political and legal reasons, the most important case is the Justice Department’s prosecution over Trump’s effort to overturn the 2020 election. That leaves us with the federal criminal trial in Washington stemming from Trump’s efforts to remain in power after losing the 2020 election to Biden. The Supreme Court Could Fuel DelaysIf the Supreme Court ends up taking the appeal, it is unclear how long the justices would take to resolve the issue. Circuit Court of Appeals to get to the Supreme Court, but the justices ultimately declined to get involved at that time. There are four full months between the end of June, when the Supreme Court finishes its term, and Election Day on Nov. 5.