Trump Seeks Disqualification of Judge in Federal Election Case

by | Sep 12, 2023 | Firm News

Former President Donald Trump has filed a written request seeking to disqualify U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan, who is presiding over one of the criminal cases charging him with illegally trying overturn his 2020 presidential election loss. In their filing with the court, Trump attorneys have argued that the judge lacks impartiality based upon several statements made by her in other cases involving the January 6, 2021, incident at the U.S. Capitol. Generally speaking, it is usually quite difficult to disqualify a judge, unless there is very strong evidence of bias against an accused. The current trial date is in March, 2024. However, Trump lawyers have sought to postpone the trial until 2026.