IS TRUMP IMMUNE FROM A STATE SEXUAL ASSAULT LAWSUIT? ~ T. Rump – Trump By Trump – 4-15-2017
Summer Zervos filed a lawsuit against Trump before He took office in a New York state court for defamation. Trump had bragged about his assaulting women and called his accusers liars and trashed them during His presidential campaign.
Trump attorneys claim He cannot be sued now that he is president.
The U.S> Supreme Court has ruled that a President is immune from civil litigation for his “official actions”. Such vulnerability frequently could distract a President from his duties.
The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled in the past that there is no presidential immunity for “unofficial acts” of a president in a case filed in Federal Court.
Basically, no president is above the law. The Supreme Court can now clarify whether lawsuits filed against presidents in state courts are subject to rules applicable in federal court.
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