Judge Rules Sitting Presidents Can Be Sued In State Court, Defamation Suit Against Trump To Go Forward

ABC News reports:

Summer Zervos, a former contestant on The Apprentice, can proceed with her defamation lawsuit against President Trump, a New York appellate court ruled Thursday, rejecting the president’s assertion he cannot be sued in state court.

The decision means the president may have to sit for a sworn deposition, which is currently scheduled for June.

The New York State Appellate Division’s First Department turned down Trump’s argument that the case should be halted until he is out of office because, as a sitting president, he was immune from a lawsuit brought in state court.