First published on September 5, 2023, last updated on November 17, 2023
Following a series of recent court developments, former President Donald Trump’s 2023-24 legal schedule is coming into focus, as is his political one. In the calendar below, we capture significant events in both domains—and how they interrelate.
The busy legal schedule includes cases in which Trump is a criminal or civil defendant. The first major date was a fortnight ago, with the first day of trial in New York Attorney General Letitia James’ civil fraud lawsuit. The trials then cascade throughout 2024, starting with the second E. Jean Carroll case in January and reaching a crescendo with the federal election interference trial in DC in March, followed by the federal classified documents trial in Florida in May.
As if that active legal schedule were not enough, it will all transpire alongside the election calendar with the primary season beginning in early 2024. We are publishing this calendar to track both the legal and political milestones and to understand the interaction of the case schedules with each other and with the political dates.
While the full calendar tracks hundreds of events, here are the top 20 legal and political dates as of now:
- Monday, November 20, 2023 – DC Trump Case: Oral argument in Trump appeal of Oct. 17 order limiting extrajudicial prejudicial statements, at 9:30 AM, before Circuit Judges Millett, Pillard, and Garcia
- Tuesday, November 21, 2023 – MAL: Gov’t discovery status report due
- Wednesday, November 22, 2023 – DC Trump Case: Trump replies due in support of his Oct. 23 motions to dismiss on statutory grounds, constitutional grounds, and for selective and vindictive prosecutions
- Friday, December 1, 2023 – GA (Trump, Smith, Cheeley, Shafer): Hearing on Donald Trump, Ray Smith, Robert Cheeley and David Shafer motions to dismiss and quash, and demurrers
- Monday, December 11, 2023 – MAL: Hearing on pretrial motions (evidentiary and/or non-evidentiary)
- Friday, December 15, 2023 – GA (Meadows 11th Circuit): Oral argument in Meadows appeal against district court order denying removal petition; NY Civil Fraud: Trial projected to end by this date (approximate)
- Wednesday, December 27, 2023 – DC Trump Case: All motions in limine and motions to suppress due
- January 4, 2024 – NY Criminal Documents Case: Hearing on motions to dismiss
- Monday, January 8, 2024 – Georgia (GA): Motions (other than motions in limine) due
- Monday, January 15, 2024 – DC Trump Case: Trump to provide formal notice of whether he intends to assert advice-of-counsel defense, and, if he does, provide gov’t with the required discovery
- Monday January 15, 2024 – Iowa Republican Presidential Caucuses
- Tuesday, January 16, 2024 – Carroll I: Trial begins at 9:30 AM (on damages only)
- Thursday-Friday, February 12-13, 2024 – MAL: Hearing on CIPA § 4 motions
- Friday, March 1, 2024 – MAL: Scheduling conference to consider defendant motion to continue trial
- Monday, March 4, 2024 – DC Trump Case: Trial begins
- Tuesday, March 5, 2024 – Super Tuesday Primaries
- Thursday, February 22, 2024 – MAL: Filing of any pre-trial motions due
- Monday, March 25, 2024 – NY Criminal Documents Case: Trial begins
- Monday, May 20, 2024 – MAL: Trial begins
- Monday-Thursday, July 15-18, 2024 – Republican National Convention
Turning to the full calendar below, it is largely self-explanatory for readers who simply want to dive in. However, the following keys allow readers to make maximum use of the information it contains.
Color and Format Key:
- Criminal Cases: Blue background
- Civil Cases: Green background
- Most important case dates: Their above background color and bold with red text
- Political dates (including Republican debates, caucuses, primaries, and convention): Red background
Key of Cases:
- DC Trump Case: United States v. Donald Trump (1:23-cr-00257) (criminal)
- Georgia (GA): The State of Georgia v. Donald Trump, et al. (23SC188947)* (criminal)
- GA (Chesebro): The State of Georgia v. Kenneth Chesebro (23SC188947)* (criminal)
- GA (Powell): The State of Georgia v. Sidney Powell (23SC188947)* (criminal)
- GA (Meadows): The State of Georgia v. Mark Meadows (1:23-cv-03621) (civil – removal)
- GA (Meadows 11th Circuit): The State of Georgia v. Mark Meadows (23-12958) (civil – appeal)
- GA (Clark): The State of Georgia v. Jeffrey Clark (1:23-cv-03721) (civil – removal)
- GA (Clark 11th Circuit): The State of Georgia v. Jeffrey Clark (23-13368) (civil – appeal)
- GA (Shafer): The State of Georgia v. David Shafer (1:23-cv-03720) (civil – removal)
- GA (Shafer 11th Circuit): The State of Georgia v. David Shafer (23-13360) (civil – appeal)
- GA (Latham): The State of Georgia v. Cathleen Latham (1:23-cv-03803) (civil – removal)
- GA (Latham 11th Circuit): The State of Georgia v. Cathleen Latham (23-13362) (civil – appeal)
- GA (Still): The State of Georgia v. Shawn Still (1:23-cv-03792) (civil – removal)
- GA (Still 11th Circuit): The State of Georgia v. Shawn Still (23-13361) (civil – appeal)
- Mar-a-Lago (MAL): United States v. Donald Trump, et al. (9:23-cr-80101)** (criminal)
- New York Criminal Documents Case (NY Criminal Documents): The People of the State of New York v. Donald Trump (IND-71543-23) (criminal)
- New York Civil Fraud Case (NY Civil Fraud): The People of the State of New York, by Letitia James, Attorney General of the State of New York v. Donald Trump et al. (452564/2022) (civil)
- E. Jean Carroll Suit I (Carroll I): E. Jean Carroll v. Donald Trump (1:20-cv-07311) (civil)
- E. Jean Carroll Suit II (Carroll II): E. Jean Carroll v. Donald Trump (1:22-cv-10016) (civil)
For those who are checking our calendar frequently, and simply want to know what the most recent updates are since the prior version we published, those updates are listed below. We intend to periodically update the calendar as the legal schedules continue to evolve. We welcome readers’ feedback and additional information at (email address).
* A free account must be made to access this docket. Find a PDF here from 11/03/2023 for GA (Chesebro) and GA (Powell) (these links will be updated if and when the respective dockets are updated). Many of Chesebro and Powell’s court filings can be found in our Just Security Clearinghouse.
** Note, following the court’s November 1 hearing on the defendants’ motions to revise schedule and extend deadlines in the Florida case, the court on November 3 temporarily stayed all pretrial deadlines pending an order to follow. Thus, some of the MAL dates currently in the calendar are likely to change.
Please note that all times are in EST.
This week’s calendar updates (added November 14, 2023):
November 15, 2023
- DC Trump Case: Defendant may file any reply in support of his pending motion to strike and motion to stay.
November 16, 2023
- Mar-a-Lago: Completion of security clearances and read-ins.
November 22, 2023
- DC Trump Case: Gov’t, through designated Classified Information Security Officer, to submit brief on why redactions in certain classified discovery are not discoverable
- DC Trump Case: Defendant may file any reply in support of his motions to dismiss based on constitutional, statutory, or selective prosecution grounds.
December 4, 2023
- Mar-a-Lago: Government CIPA section 4 motions (Ex Parte).
- Mar-a-Lago: Defendant motion related to ex parte nature of CIPA section 4.
December 29, 2023
- Mar-a-Lago: Defendant response to government motion for disclosure of advice of counsel defense.
January 9, 2024
- Mar-a-Lago: Joint discovery status report.
January 12, 2024
- Mar-a-Lago: Government Rule 16 Expert Disclosures.
January 15, 2024
- DC Trump Case: Trump to provide formal notice of whether he intends to assert advice-of-counsel defense, and, if he does, provide gov’t with the required discovery
January 16, 2024
- Mar-a-Lago: Defendants motions to compel discovery.
January 23, 2024
- Mar-a-Lago: Defendants challenge to CIPA section 4 motions.
February 2, 2024
- Mar-a-Lago: Government response to defendants motions to compel.
February 15, 2024
- Mar-a-Lago: Hearing on CIPA section 4 motions.
February 16, 2024
- Mar-a-Lago: Hearing on CIPA section 4 motions.
February 22, 2024
- Mar-a-Lago: Pretrial motions.
March 1, 2024
- Mar-a-Lago: Scheduling conference.
The Calendar is available in two formats: As a standalone PDF (click here) and as a Scribd document below.