Law & Crime reports:
Attorneys for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) filed a notice of removal on Thursday in the defamation case filed against her and others by 10 Covington Catholic teens. The filing represents an attempt to remove the pending case from the Kenton County Circuit Court in Kentucky to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, Covington Division.
“This court has jurisdiction because Plaintiffs have asserted claims against Senator Warren, an officer of the United States, for acts performed under color of such office,” Warren’s attorneys wrote, before saying that the U.S. senator intended to raise “federal immunity and jurisdictional defenses in this action.”
Although the federal immunity defense could also apply in state court, it appears Warren’s attorneys are citing possible federal immunity as a reason to move the case to the U.S. District Court.
The attorney for Covington claims Warren is arguing that she has a “license to lie.” Their $250 million suit against the Washington Post was laughed out of court last month. Below is the tweet cited in the suit against Warren.