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IMMUNITY RULING FALLOUT - A New York judge has allowed a defamation lawsuit against President Trump to move forward, citing a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month that presidents do not have absolute immunity in state court proceedings, Jane Wester reports. New York County Supreme Court Justice Verna Saunders said the high court’s decision in Trump v. Vance —which ruled President Trump must comply with a New York state grand jury subpoena—doesn’t just apply to criminal cases, but instead is “applicable to all state court proceedings in which a sitting President is involved, including those involving his or her unofficial/personal conduct.” Author and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll is suing the president for defamation over his denial of her sexual assault accusation against him in the 1990s.
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