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Georgia judge blocks Fani Willis’ aim to have Trump trial in October

Posted on AllSides September 14th, 2023
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Former President Donald Trump and 16 co-defendants in the Georgia election interference case will not go to trial in October, a state judge ruled Thursday in a stunning legal loss for Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis.

Fulton County Superior Judge Scott McAfee ordered that the 17 defendants will not be tried alongside lawyers Kenneth Chesebro and Sidney Powell on Oct. 23.

Judge McAfee said severing the cases was a “procedural and logistical inevitability,” adding that it was possible that “additional divisions” may be required later.

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