Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens' legal team has requested a judge try the case rather than a jury.
His attorneys said media coverage and investigative reports about Greitens' alleged wrongdoing have tainted any potential jury pool.
Greitens has been accused of taking a nonconsensual nude photo of a woman he was having an affair with. He's also been accused of improperly using donor data during his campaign. He'll stand trial for the first charge on May 14, and jury selection is scheduled to start May 10.
The judge has denied a request for a so-called bench trial once already.
Greitens maintains he'll be proven innocent in court. But lawmakers have called for a historic special session to go over possible consequences for the embattled governor.