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Trump has few options for pre-trial appeals, but motions can delay case

When former president Donald Trump declared last week that he would appeal a federal judge’s decision to schedule his D.C. election-obstruction trial for March, legal experts quickly shot down the idea.

That’s because the date a trial is scheduled is generally not an appealable issue. In addition, the court system is generally loath to scrutinize a judge’s decisions in a criminal case before the trial is completed.

Federal courts have long held — and state courts usually agree — that criminal defendants should not be able to appeal most pretrial…

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