NEWS & ANALYSIS


Trump Can't Derail Hush Money Trial Over Media Saturation

By Lauren Berg

A New York judge overseeing Donald Trump's hush money case on Friday rejected another of the former president's bids to derail trial next week, waving off his complaints that prejudicial media coverage has tainted the jury pool.

Trump Trial's Anonymous Jury Signals Sacrifice Of Service

By Cara Bayles

As jury selection begins Monday in the criminal trial of former president Donald Trump, the panel's identities will remain shielded from the public and the media. So-called anonymous juries are relatively new and rare, but they're being used more and more for high-profile cases in an age of doxxing and political polarization.

The Week In Trump: Catch Up On The Ex-President's Cases

By Phillip Bantz

Donald Trump and his legal team proved that they are nothing if not persistent as they repeatedly tried — and failed — to hit the brakes on the former president's porn star hush money trial in Manhattan.

Trump Voir Dire Aims To Keep Ballot Box Out Of The Jury Box

By Rachel Scharf

As jury selection begins Monday in the first-ever criminal trial against a former president, experts say both the Manhattan District Attorney's Office and lawyers for Donald Trump will rely on voir dire questioning and social media sleuthing to keep out jurors who'd use their civic duty to "have a stronger vote in the next presidential election."

OJ Simpson's Jury Was Sequestered. Why Not Trump's?

By Phillip Bantz

Unlike jurors in the murder case of O.J. Simpson, the 12 Manhattanites picked to hear criminal charges against Donald Trump likely won't be sequestered during the trial — easing psychological and financial burdens but potentially exposing them to outside pressures.

Trump Fails Again To Halt NY Trial Over Claim Judge Is Biased

By Frank G. Runyeon

Donald Trump on Wednesday tried and failed for the third time in as many days to delay his upcoming hush-money trial, after arguing the judge should be removed for supposed bias and that the judge's rules were preventing him from defending himself.

Trump Loses 2nd Appellate Bid To Pause NY Criminal Trial

By Rachel Scharf

A New York state appellate judge refused Tuesday to delay Donald Trump's upcoming criminal hush-money trial while the former president challenges a gag order, just one day after a different appeals judge declined to halt the trial due to supposed jury pool bias.

Trump Can't Move Hush Money Trial, NY Appeals Judge Says

By Frank G. Runyeon

A New York appellate judge on Monday denied Donald Trump's request to halt his upcoming hush money trial due to what the former president cast as a hopelessly biased jury pool in Manhattan, as he awaited a hearing on his separate bid to lift a gag order.

NBC Defeats Trump's Subpoena Of 'Stormy' Documentary Info

By Frank G. Runyeon

A New York judge on Friday rejected Donald Trump's attempt to subpoena records from NBC linked to Stormy Daniels, a central figure in the Manhattan district attorney's hush money charges, finding that the ex-president's request was overbroad and barred by civil rights laws.

Trump's Late Immunity Motion Fails To Halt Hush Money Trial

By Frank G. Runyeon

A New York judge on Wednesday rejected Donald Trump's effort to delay his hush money trial based on his claimed presidential immunity from criminal prosecution, keeping the historic case on track for jury selection later this month.

Trump Ally Brings Ethics Query Over Judge's CNN Interview

By Emily Sawicki

An ally of Donald Trump has raised ethics concerns about a senior D.C. federal judge, complaining that the judge's statements on CNN about the former president's statements about the judiciary was "highly prejudicial" toward Trump's four pending criminal cases.

Trump Wants New Bite At Recusal Over Judge's Daughter

By Lauren Berg

Donald Trump is again seeking the recusal of the judge overseeing his Manhattan criminal case, saying the judge's daughter and her political consulting firm stand to financially benefit from the case, while prosecutors argued Trump's "daisy chain of innuendos" isn't evidence that the judge, or his daughter, will gain anything.

Boston Bomber Case Offers Clues For Trump Jury Selection

By Chris Villani

A recent ruling that may undo the Boston Marathon bomber's death sentence holds lessons for Donald Trump's upcoming trials, where attorneys will need to make prospective jurors comfortable enough to admit bias before they're picked — and potentially avoid years of appellate fights.

Trump's Gag Order Expands Over 'Attacks' On Judge's Family

By Lauren Berg

Donald Trump has a constitutional right to respond to alleged political attacks, but he does not have a right to attack family members of the state judge overseeing his criminal case in New York, the judge ruled late Monday, expanding the former president's gag order in his hush money case.

Manhattan DA Says Trump Violated Hush Money Gag Order

By Lauren Berg

Donald Trump may have already violated a New York state judge's gag order in the former president's hush money case by impugning the judge's daughter on social media, Manhattan prosecutors said, while Trump's attorneys say prosecutors are trying to improperly expand the order.

Trump Hit With Gag Order In NY Criminal Trial After Threats

By Frank G. Runyeon

The New York judge overseeing Donald Trump's hush money case on Tuesday imposed a limited gag order on the former president, barring him from speaking publicly about jurors or witnesses and limiting what he can say about any attorneys in the case, prosecutors, court staff or their families.

Trump Can't Dismiss Hush Money Case, Trial Set For April

By Frank G. Runyeon

A New York state judge on Monday emphatically denied Donald Trump's motion to dismiss the Manhattan district attorney's hush money case in the wake of a late evidence dump by federal prosecutors, scolding the former president's attorney and setting trial for April 15.

Trump's Mystery Docket: Inside NY's Secretive Filing System

By Frank G. Runyeon

The first criminal indictment of a former American president may have arrived in 21st century New York, but it landed in a court system stuck in the past — where the official record is a disorganized and incomplete mass of paper with no accounting of what's inside.

DA Rips Trump For 'Wild' Accusations Over Late Documents

By Elliot Weld

The Manhattan district attorney is pushing back on claims of misconduct from former President Donald Trump's legal team as the two sides spar over the late production of thousands of pages of documents that have cast doubt on the timing of his hush-money trial.

Trump's NY Trial Delayed After Late Document Dump

By Frank G. Runyeon and Elliot Weld

A New York judge on Friday postponed for at least several weeks the Manhattan district attorney's hush money trial against Donald Trump, citing a last-minute deluge of discovery from federal prosecutors.


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