Trump’s Troubles Keep Multiplying As 3 More Lawsuits Against Him Get The Go-Ahead

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According to a report by The New Republic published on Friday, March 8, 2024, Donald Trump finds himself embroiled in a growing number of legal battles as three additional lawsuits related to his role in the January 6 Capitol attack have been given the go-ahead to proceed.

The U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. approved three lawsuits, including one filed by Capitol Police Officer Marcus Moore, who claims that Trump’s actions during the insurrection caused him “physical and emotional injuries.”

In their order, the three-judge panel cited a recent ruling that determined Trump does not possess presidential immunity from prosecution, making the merits of the parties’ positions clear enough to warrant summary action.

This means a decision can be made without the release of a legal opinion. Trump has already suffered significant legal setbacks.

Firstly, in a defamation lawsuit brought by E. Jean Carroll, a judge ruled that since Trump had previously been found liable for sexually abusing Carroll and defaming her while denying it, his subsequent comments about her were considered defamatory by default.

Secondly, a judge ruled that there was enough evidence to prove Trump had engaged in real estate-related fraud in New York.

The trial will solely focus on setting damages, rather than determining the truthfulness of the allegations against him. The D.C. appeals court’s ruling in early February stripped Trump of “presidential immunity.”

The judges stated, “For this criminal case, former President Trump has become citizen Trump, with all of the defenses of any other criminal defendant. But any executive immunity that may have protected him while he served as President no longer protects him against this prosecution.”

However, Trump’s hopes for a resolution have not been extinguished.

The Supreme Court has agreed to hear Trump’s appeal on the issue of immunity, potentially paving the way for the earlier ruling to be overturned. Arguments are scheduled for April 25.

These multiple lawsuits against Trump highlight the mounting legal troubles he now faces.

Officer Moore’s claims of physical and emotional injuries serve as just one example of the numerous plaintiffs seeking justice for their involvement in the January 6 insurrection.

The outcomes of these cases carry significant weight, not only for the individuals impacted but also for the concept of presidential immunity and accountability.

As the Supreme Court reconsiders the issue in April, the legal landscape remains uncertain for Donald Trump and those seeking justice regarding the events surrounding the January 6 attack.

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