Trump’s lawyers could file a motion asking Chutkan to reconsider the timing and hear the argument that March 4 does not give Trump’s lawyers enough time to adequately prepare, The New York Times reported last month. The former president could also ask a higher court to review the calendar before the trial starts via a petition for a writ of mandamus. According to the Times, it is not technically considered to be an appeal, but legal experts say it looks very similar.

“Appellate courts are leery of micromanaging the docket schedules for trial courts. For that reason, there are generally no appeals that have succeeded in past cases,” constitutional law scholar at George Washington University Jonathan Turley told Newsweek on Monday.

He added: “Of course, this is a very unusual case in both the placement of the trial just before Super Tuesday and the highly congested schedule for this defendant. While the odds are against the Trump team, it is concerning that the court shoehorned this trial in such a tight space on the calendar. There must be some consideration given to the daunting task presented for the defense.

It is not clear why courts have chosen to daisy chain these trials before the election rather than opting for a more manageable calendar. Even if this effort fails, it still remains [s] unclear how this calendar will hold as appeals are taken on various issues. While courts generally prefer not to consider constitutional issues before a verdict, some appellate judges may view this case as presenting novel questions worthy of review.”