LAWSUIT: “A federal judge overseeing a civil battery and defamation trial involving Donald Trump has denied the former president’s motion for a mistrial.

The ruling came before E. Jean Carroll, the columnist who sued Trump, again took the stand for cross-examination in a session that included questions about a ‘Law & Order SVU’ episode and Trump’s former program ‘The Apprentice.’

Trump had argued that Judge Lewis Kaplan had made ‘pervasive unfair and prejudicial rulings’ against him.”

-Kara Scannell and Lauren del Valle, “Trump’s motion for mistrial in battery case is denied as questioning of E. Jean Carroll concludes,” cnn.com, May 1, 2023