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U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts (left), accompanied by Senate Sargeant at Arms Michael C. Stenger, arrives at the U.S. Capitol to be sworn in, as well as to swear in senators, before the start of the Senate Impeachment trial against President Donald Trump, in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 16 2020. (Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM)

A federal trial is set to begin in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday, but unlike other trials that regularly take place in the national’s capital, the acquittal of the defendant, President Donald Trump, is all but guaranteed, and next to no one knows what the rules are.

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at jathomsen@alm.com. On Twitter: @jacq_thomsen

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