NY High Court To Consider Trump Defamation Suit

Reuters reports:

New York state’s highest court will consider whether U.S. President Donald Trump must face a defamation lawsuit by a former contestant on “The Apprentice,” in a showdown that could help determine whether Trump can be sued while in the White House.

The Appellate Division in Manhattan, an intermediate-level court, on Tuesday granted Trump permission to ask the state Court of Appeals to review whether its 3-2 decision last March allowing Summer Zervos to sue him was correct.

In that decision, the majority said the U.S. Constitution did not strip state courts of power to decide cases arising under state constitutions, even if they involved sitting presidents, and that Trump was “not above the law.”

This is the second Trump defamation case to make the news in recent days.