By Nikita Bondale, Staff Writer
The former President Donald Trump along with 18 of his supporters have been indicted by a grand jury in Georgia. This case charged Trump with racketeering, accusing him and several of his allies, advisor Rudy Guiliani and personal lawyer Mark Meadows, of putting together a “criminal enterprise” with the intent of reversing the 2020 elections in Georgia. This most recent indictment calls into question First Amendment arguments, as Trump’s legal team has employed a defense that his actions were covered under the First Amendment freedom of speech. Additionally, legal analysts believe that federal prosecutors are aiming for a quick trial in order to have a verdict prior to the 2024 presidential election. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis stated that she hoped for a trial date in six months, and has vowed that she would seek to try all 19 defendants together.