"Not a chance": Analysts analyze the possibility that Trump's Georgia lawsuit will go to trial before to the 2024 election.

Some legal experts believe there is little to no chance the case will go to trial before the November election, as Willis had anticipated, following the decision by the Georgia Appeals Court to consider the former president Trump's attempt to have District Attorney Fani Willis removed from the case against him.   

In the broad racketeering case pertaining to the 2020 election, the appeals court decided on Wednesday to hear arguments from attorneys for Trump and the other defendants. They contend that Willis ought to be disqualified for having a "improper" relationship with a less experienced attorney on her team.    

Judge Scott McAfee said in March that Willlis's extramarital affair gave her team a "appearance of impropriety" and that either Willis or special prosecutor Nathan Wade should resign. Wade left his position soon after the decision.   

However, the ruling was challenged by Trump and his co-defendants, and the Court of Appeals will now hear the case. Former Atlanta deputy U.S. Attorney John Malcolm stated there's "not a chance" that Trump's Georgia election meddling case would go to trial before November.   

"Although the odds of the Georgia case coming to trial quickly were never very good, now that the Georgia Court of Appeals has agreed to consider the recusal issue, there is not a chance the Georgia case is going to go to trial before the November election," Malcolm said on Fox News Digital.   

"There are still lots of pending motions that Judge McAfee will have to consider once (or if) the case is returned to him for further proceedings," Malcolm said. He went on to say that some of the charges Willis' office has made against the former president might be impacted by the Supreme Court of the United States' impending ruling in the Trump immunity case.  

Malcolm also stated that "by dramatically overcharging this case and by engaging in an interoffice romance with a prosecutor whom she appointed, Fani Willis has no one but herself to blame for the predicament she is in."   

Anthony Kreis, a law professor at Georgia State University, stated in an interview with Fox News that the appeals court is required by the court's rules to hear and rule on a matter within two terms.   

That is a considerable amount of time. If the court puts it at the end of its docket, we're essentially looking into early 2025," Kreis added. "The Court of Appeals has a lot on its plate. Therefore, it's possible that they wish to accept the case sooner or not."   

Kreis clarified that the appeals court may make its decision only on the basis of the parties' briefs and that there is no assurance that oral arguments would be heard in the case. August of this year is the earliest the appeals court might consider the case.  

T"The Court of Appeals process will take weeks, and then whichever party loses the interlocutory appeal likely will file a certiorari petition to the Georgia Supreme Court, which, if they grant it, probably would take the process well into November," noted John Shu, a constitutional law expert who served in both the George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush administrations.