Summer Zervos, former competitor of The Apprentice, can proceed with his libel suit against President Trump, a New York court of appeal which ruled on Thursday, rejecting the president's claim that cannot be sued.
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The decision means that the president could have sit for a sworn deposition, which is currently scheduled for June.
The First Department of the New York State Division of Appeal rejected Trump's argument that the case should have been interrupted until his absence because, as a sitting president, he was immune to a lawsuit filed in a state court .
"We reject President Trump's argument that the Supremacy Clause of the United States Constitution prevents a New York State court ̵
1; and any other state court in the country – from exercising its authority under its state constitution "the judges write. "Instead, we find that the supremacy clause was never intended to deprive a state court of its authority to decide cases and disputes under state constitution."