Prof. Alan Rozenshtein Quoted in CNN Politics About Delays in Trump Criminal Case

Professor Alan Rozenshtein was quoted in CNN Politics about a criminal case that was once viewed as the most open-and-shut prosecution against former President Donald Trump but has been mired in delay, unresolved logistical questions, and fringe legal arguments that appear to have hijacked the judge’s attention. U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon, who was appointed to the federal bench by Trump in 2020, has drawn out the case with an unusual, eyebrow-raising approach in her nearly 10-month oversight of the case, delaying rulings on what experts say are routine legal questions that must be resolved before the case can go to trial. The longer it takes for Cannon to decide these issues, the more likely a trial would need to wait until after the November presidential election. Prof. Rozenshtein said, “If the judge wants to drag it out, she can kind of drag it out. We invest enormous discretion in trial judges to run their cases, for better or for worse, and this case is – in that sense – like any other case.”