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Thu Jan 4, 2024, 03:00 PM Jan 2024

Federal judge 'quickly disposes' of Trump's immunity claims while ruling in favor of Brian Sicknick's estate in Jan. 6 l [View all]

Fallen Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick’s estate sued Donald Trump for “inciting” the riot that included a pepper spray attack on him. (Photos via Capitol Police and Getty)

The Washington, D.C. judge overseeing the wrongful death lawsuit against former President Donald Trump filed by Brian Sicknick’s longtime partner over the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol Complex swiftly and tidily rejected presidential immunity claims on Tuesday.

In a markedly terse analysis, U.S. District Court Judge Amit P. Mehta rejected the former president’s arguments out of hand.

“The court first addresses, and quickly disposes of, former President Trump’s assertion of immunity from suit,” the judge wrote in the 12-page memorandum opinion and order obtained by Law&Crime.


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Get thee to the greatest page malaise Jan 2024 #1
Wonder if this ruling will affect the DC Circuit court's ruling on his immunity... brush Jan 2024 #2
I suspect... 2naSalit Jan 2024 #9
I am inclined to believe the cowardly repug SCOTUS louis-t Jan 2024 #18
This is a civil case soldierant Jan 2024 #21
Good!!! TSExile Jan 2024 #3
Ashley Babbitt's mother should be suing Trump William Seger Jan 2024 #6
Ashley Babbitt's mother is more likely louis-t Jan 2024 #17
unfortunately, you are likely correct. She's not all there n/t imavoter Jan 2024 #20
hmm.... bdamomma Jan 2024 #26
I like this phrase in response to trump's bogus claims, Bayard Jan 2024 #4
overhyped krkaufman Jan 2024 #5
In terms of the immunity claims, i think it was a definite victory. ShazzieB Jan 2024 #7
A victory, but predictable since the court concluded it was bound by an earlier DC Circuit decision onenote Jan 2024 #8
ding. been using a lot of that lately. AllaN01Bear Jan 2024 #10
With so many judges weighing in on immunity, how could SCOTUS go in the opposite direction? bucolic_frolic Jan 2024 #11
Do you think that the extremes really give a flying f what any other court thinks??? niyad Jan 2024 #13
The MF should be charged as an accomplice in the death of Sicknick.....right along with turbinetree Jan 2024 #12
Absolutely! Duppers Jan 2024 #15
It really is a no brainer......I think of people robbing a bank and someone shoots a guard turbinetree Jan 2024 #19
HE.DOESN'T.OWN.ALL.THE.JUDGES. lindysalsagal Jan 2024 #14
I like it. republianmushroom Jan 2024 #16
Judge Mehta did not need 10 months (a time longer than a normal pregnancy) NCjack Jan 2024 #22
No President has a blank check from their actions because if they did we would not have impeachment as a cstanleytech Jan 2024 #23
Swifly / tidily / tersely / quickly DJ Porkchop Jan 2024 #24
I like the short version of this post: Federal judge 'quickly disposes' of Trump usonian Jan 2024 #25
Any idea how much they are suing for? MichMan Jan 2024 #27
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