A U.S. judge on Friday declared that Donald Trump had filed a “frivolous” appeal of his decision not to dismiss the first of writer E. Jean Carroll’s two defamation lawsuits stemming from her claims that he raped her. U.S. District Judge Lewis Kaplan in Manhattan also denied Trump’s bid to delay the case while he appeals. “Mr. Trump has not provided a single reason for the court to find that there is any likelihood that he will succeed on appeal,” Kaplan wrote. “This court certifies that the appeal itself is frivolous.”
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A federal judge rejects Trump’s FOURTH bid to halt E. Jean Carroll’s case, calling the motion “yet another such attempt to delay unduly the resolution” of the litigation and certifying that the appeal is “frivolous.”
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) August 18, 2023