Donald Trump has promised to appeal the trial date set for a defamation lawsuit brought against him in Washington, D.C., claiming that it is too close to the November election and would conflict with his campaign. While it is possible that Trump’s lawyers could appeal the date, it is unlikely to be successful.
The major issue with appealing the date is that, as of this time, the Court has already ruled on the case and is not likely to reconsider the original decision. When a case has been thoroughly litigated and a judge has determined the date for the trial, it is highly unlikely that the Court would take another look at the ruling. Furthermore, as the election draws closer, it is more and more likely that the Court will need to adhere to the original schedule.
Additionally, the D.C. court system is an independent body, and it is unlikely that any other governmental jurisdiction would be able to overturn or influence the Court’s ruling. Trump may try to use political influence or media attention to attempt to sway the Court, but such an action is unlikely to be successful.
Given the above circumstances, it is highly improbable that Trump will be able to appeal the trial date set for his D.C. lawsuit.