Donald Trump’s trouble’s keep lining up. Now, according to George Washington University Law School professor John Banzhaf, the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals could bring back the Trump University case if it rules in favor of plaintiff Sherri Simpson, who is claiming that she was unlawfully blocked from objecting to the original lawsuit’s $25 million settlement.
The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals is the same court Trump has constantly criticized for ruling against his executive order to ban people from six Muslim-majority countries from entering the United States.
Simpson said in her argument that she does not want to be held back by the terms of the settlement. Her reason being that she wants to take Trump to court separately.
According to Banzhaf, this will force Trump to testify under oath.
“This would ordinarily permit her to force Trump to testify under oath as part of her pre-trial discovery, and also demand that he produce relevant but still secret documents,” Banzhaf writes. “If she wins, Trump may be forced to face her attorneys in pre-trial discovery, because the U.S. Supreme Court has held that even sitting presidents are not immune from civil law suits.”