Lawyers for Journalist E. Jean Carroll filed court docket papers Thursday arguing that the Supreme Court’s the latest ruling on President Trump’s funds indicates that he simply cannot use a presidential immunity protection in her defamation lawsuit and the case really should go forward devoid of delay.
The filing occur a working day right after the superior courtroom determined that a New York grand jury can subpoena President Trump’s tax returns and financial data, including that Trump is not immune from subpoenas and felony investigations.
“It follows immediately from [the Supreme Court ruling] that Trump’s assertions of immunity in this scenario, as effectively as his purported arguments for a stay, are entirely baseless,” Carroll’s lawyer, Roberta Kaplan wrote in a letter to a Manhattan Supreme court docket judge.
Carroll filed match in November, proclaiming that Trump defamed her when he publicly denied her allegations that he raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman changing space all-around 1995.
“Trump has no unique proper to defame individuals who have accused him of sexual misconduct and then stay away from the effects of his steps,” Kaplan later wrote in the letter from Friday.
“The United States Supreme Court docket reminded us yesterday of two very important ideas that guide this nation,” Kaplan explained in a organized statement. “First, “in our method of govt no one is earlier mentioned the legislation.” Second, this theory applies to President Trump just like it does to everybody else.”
Lawyers for Trump did not right away return a ask for for comment.