LEGAL: “A New York judge on Friday tossed one of former President Trump’s final remaining pathways to avoid his imminent hush money trial, rejecting his bid to delay the proceedings over ‘prejudicial’ pretrial media coverage.

Judge Juan Merchan ruled that Trump’s trial will go forward Monday with jury selection, rejecting defense arguments that the barrage of media coverage around the trial has prejudiced potential jurors.”

-Zach Schofield and Ella Lee, “Judge rejects Trump bid, rules hush money trial will begin on Monday,” April 12, 2024