Supreme court rejects Trump’s request to keep tax returns from prosecutors – live
In bringing the case to a close, the justices left in place lower court decisions throwing out her suit. The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last year agreed with a Los Angeles-based federal judge who decided in 2018 that Trump’s remarks were not defamatory and were protected by the U.S. Constitution’s First Amendment’s guarantee of free speech.
“The ruling confirms what we have been saying all along: that Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit against the President was frivolous and sanctionable,” said Trump’s lawyer, Charles Harder.
Clark Brewster, Daniels’ lawyer, said he had expected the justices to take up the case because there is “confusion and uncertainty” in lower courts on the legal issue presented.
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