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Trump Appeal in Rape Accuser’s Defamation Suit Gets Fast-Track

  • Federal court certified a key question to the DC high court
  • January hearing on whether Trump acted in official capacity
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Former President Donald Trump’s challenge to a defamation suit filed by a New York advice columnist who claims he raped her will be expedited by the District of Columbia’s highest appeals court.

The DC Court of Appeals on Tuesday said it would hold oral arguments in the suit filed by E. Jean Carroll on Jan. 10. The court agreed to have its full complement of judges hear the matter, instead of the typical three-judge panel, meaning any further appeal would go to the US Supreme Court.