LAWSUIT/LEGAL: “A Washington, D.C., appeals court on Thursday [April 13, 2023] refused to decide whether Donald Trump can be shielded from the first of two defamation lawsuits by E. Jean Carroll, a writer who alleges the former U.S. president raped her nearly three decades ago…

It sent the case back to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan, which had last September asked whether under local law Trump made his comments in his role as president, or in his personal capacity as Carroll argued.”

-Reuters, “Appeals court refuses to decide if Trump can be shielded from rape accuser’s defamation suit,” ncbnews.com, April 13, 2023