Trump’s Georgia Case Has Some Major Issues

Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

( – The Fulton County grand jury released their racketeering indictment earlier this week, which includes 19 people accused of having been part of a more significant plot to keep President Donald Trump in office by overturning the Georgia elections in 2020. In this case, one of the 19 defendants is Trump himself, who is currently running for the White House again in 2024.

One of the biggest problems about organizing a single trial for 19 defendants is finding a set of jurors that will not have preset opinions about Trump himself or any of his allies that are a part of this trial. More importantly, defense lawyers and prosecutors will face a challenging task as they try to ensure that jurors can keep up with the conflicting stories and personalities. This is particularly crucial as the case will likely include many logistical and legal details that will need to be kept separate.

On a more fundamental problem, there is also the task of finding a courtroom that will be big enough to fit all the defendants and their legal teams.

On Tuesday, Mark Meadows, the former chief of staff during the Trump administration, filed a motion requesting that his case be moved from state to federal court. His legal team noted in the filing that parts of the accusations against him relate to the services he was obliged to provide as part of his role in the White House. This could allow them to argue for his immunity under the Constitution. This is only one example of the complicated litigation in this case.

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