The Trump appointed judge overseeing his Mar-a-Lago classified documents debacle , Aileen Cannon, has placed the case on warp speed—setting a trial for Aug. 14, only 55 days away. Most federal trials take up to a year or more as both sides prepare for an epic showdown in court. She also set July 24, 2023, as the final date for submitting all pre-trial documents.
OMNIBUS ORDER SETTING TRIAL DATE AND ESTABLISHING PRETRIAL INSTRUCTIONS AND SENTENCING PROCEDURES
This case is hereby set for a Criminal Jury Trial during the two-week period commencing August 14, 2023, or as soon thereafter as the case may be called. A Calendar Call will be held at 1:45 p.m. on August 8, 2023. All hearings will be held at Alto Lee Adams, Sr. United States Courthouse, 101 South U.S. Highway 1, Courtroom 4008, Fort Pierce, Florida 34950, with modifications to be made as necessary as this matter proceeds. Any testing of electronic equipment to be used at trial must take place at the Calendar Call. To that end, the parties are directed to bring to the Calendar Call any equipment intended for use at trial. All pre-trial motions and motions in limine must be filed by July 24, 2023. Absent leave of Court, each party is limited to filing one motion in limine; if there is more than one Defendant, Defendants shall file a combined motion unless a clear conflict of position exists, in which case the parties shall explain that conflict in their individual motions.