Hickory Dickory Docket

Real but lesser-known holidays on Trump trial dates

CJ Sterling

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Hourglass running out of sand
Time is running out for Donald Trump. Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

As Donald J. Trump runs up and down the clock on trial delays, most of the trial dates have been set. While we wait, remember that there is more to be celebrated on these days — outside of the certainty that Trump will not be able to overcome one big number: 91. Below is a list of actual and ironic holidays that happen on these trial dates.

Save the Date:

October 2, 2023 — Scheduled start of New York attorney general’s civil trial alleging fraud by Trump and Trump Organization.

October 2nd is also the start of Active Aging Week. Trump will celebrate by running from court to court, running for office, and running from the law.

October 23, 2023 — District attorney’s proposed start of state criminal trial in Georgia over 2020 election subversion.

October 23, 2023 is also National Paralegals Appreciation Day. Remember to think about all the paralegals Trump has been supporting on this day. If you know a paralegal, buy them a thank-you card.

January 15, 2024 — Scheduled start of second defamation case brought by columnist E. Jean Carroll.

Jan 15th is the also the beginning of No Name-calling Week. I am not even kidding about this one. From the website: No Name-Calling Week is observed during the third week of January to educate students, teachers, and the public on the harms of name-calling. This year, it takes place from January 15 to 19.

March 4, 2024 — Scheduled start of federal criminal trial in 2020 election subversion case.

March 4th is Courageous Follower Day. Ira Chaleff’s book “The Courageous Follower: Standing Up To and For Our Leaders” argues that the responsibility of failure belongs to a follower, as much as it does to the leader. Our view of leadership is stale and obsolete. Equipping the followers with the same level of responsibility as the leaders boosts their confidence and raises awareness about their role on the roadmap to success.”

Over 1,000 people were charged in the January 6 riot because they followed Trump down the rabbit hole. Many sit in jail today because judges still hold criminals responsible for their own actions…

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CJ Sterling

Writer, journalist. Commentary: Washington Post, Economist, Daily Beast, New York Times, Seattle Times, Crosscut, The Stranger. 2.8 million views, Quora.