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D.C. Court of Appeals to hear arguments in defamation case against Trump

Posted on AllSides January 10th, 2023
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The D.C. Court of Appeals on Tuesday will hear arguments on whether Donald Trump was acting within his job as president when he denied a writer’s allegation that he sexually assaulted her in the mid-1990s — a legal question that is key to whether the writer’s defamation lawsuit against Trump can move forward. Lawyers for the New York-based writer E. Jean Carroll argue that Trump acted as a private citizen when he denied raping Carroll, and therefore can be sued like anyone else. Trump’s lawyers argue that his responses were...

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