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Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:48 PM

Sexual harrassment suit against Trump can proceed

A New York appeals panel has rejected President Donald Trump’s effort to dismiss or stall a lawsuit brought by a former “Apprentice” contestant who claims Trump sexually assaulted her a decade ago.

The appellate panel voted 3-2 to deny Trump’s bid to head off the suit from Summer Zervos, who says Trump kissed her, groped her breast and pressed his genitals against her in a Los Angeles hotel in 2007.

After Trump denied the claims during the 2016 presidential campaign, Zervos sued him for defamation.

Trump’s lawyers argued that allowing such a suit to proceed in a state court would interfere with his responsibilities as president under the Constitution, but a trial judge rejected that argument and on Thursday the majority of the appeals panel agreed.

“Defendant's interpretation conflicts with the fundamental principle that the United States has a ‘government of laws and not of men,’” Justice Dianne Renwick wrote in an opinion joined by Justices Troy Webber and Cynthia Kern.

Renwick explained that Trump’s legal team argument that the Constitution's Supremacy Clause — which gives federal laws precedence over state laws — should prevent the Zervos suit from proceeding had no support in the Constitution or prior case law.—politico.com

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Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 04:54 PM

1. I do not see why this couldnt proceed, provided the judge is going

To allow some flexibility with the president’s schedule, when he’s required to participate.

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Response to DavesNotHere (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:35 PM

4. He spends about 6 hours a day watching FOX.

He has plenty of time when he's not golfing or watching FOX.

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Response to Salaam (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:12 PM

7. Yeah, and if they pick a court date when hes at the G8, that wont matter.

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Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:23 PM

2. Now He'll have to resign like Virginia's Lt Governor

and Keith Eliison the MN Atty General

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Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:24 PM

3. She will end up owing Trump money just like the last accuser did.

She will get squashed in court.

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Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 05:48 PM

5. faux news alert

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Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:10 PM

6. oh, look guys... Lefty is suddenly interested in sexual harassment.

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Response to MumblyPeg (Reply #6)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:49 PM

8. #believewomemwhenconvenient

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Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:57 PM

9. Wasn't Paula Jones allowed to bring a suit against Clinton?

I don't see any difference here.

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Response to jh4freedom (Original post)

Thu Mar 14, 2019, 06:58 PM

10. And her proof to back up her claims is...............???

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