HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said Thursday that the decision to withdraw an extradition bill that sparked months of demonstrations in...
NY high court nixes Trump’s bid to delay defamation suit
USA By: The Bullet Wire June 14th, 2018 12:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s highest court has turned down President Donald Trump’s latest bid to delay a defamation suit filed by a former contestant on “The Apprentice” who accused him of unwanted groping and kissing.
The state Court of Appeals ruled Thursday.
Trump wanted Summer Zervos’ lawsuit frozen while a lower appellate court weighs his request to dismiss it or postpone it until after his presidency.
Zervos’ lawyer, Mariann Wang (WAHNG’), says she looks forward to proceeding with the case “and exposing the truth.”
Trump’s lawyers at Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP note that Thursday’s ruling doesn’t decide their main argument: That a sitting president can’t be sued in a state court.
Zervos says Trump made unwanted advances in 2007, then defamed her by saying she lied. The Republican president has denied her allegations.
Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Featured & Breaking
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — The government in Indian-administered Kashmir said landline telephone service has been restored a month into a near-total communications blackout and security...
BEIJING (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived Friday in Beijing, where she faces the challenge of balancing human rights concerns and economic discussions with...
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico says it has complied with a 90-day deadline from the U.S. to reduce the flow of migrants through its territory,...
"Unless you believe we’re governed by shape-shifting space lizards — your darkest suspicions about how the world operates are likely an underestimate."
(The Intercept)- AS I READ The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, the CIA, and the Rise of America’s Secret Government, a new book by Salon founder David...