Court: Defamation Suit Against Trump Can Proceed

Law & Crime reports:

A New York State judge has granted a procedural win to E. Jean Carroll, a former Elle columnist who alleges that President Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s in the dressing room of a department store.

Carroll sued Trump for defamation after he said he’d never met her and because he claimed she was lying about him to try to sell a book. (A picture shows Carroll together with Trump.) Trump argues in return that he should have not have to face the litigation.

Among his claims is that “the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution prohibit[s] state court subject matter jurisdiction over a sitting United States President,” wrote Judge Verna L. Saunders in a brief recap of the president’s legal argument.