Attorney Roberta Kaplan argued Friday that the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that President Donald Trump can’t claim absolute immunity from a Manhattan grand jury subpoena should directly affect a defamation lawsuit against Trump in New York civil court.

Kaplan’s argument comes just one day after the high court announced its 7-2 decision  in Trump v. Vance, which said prosecutors may seek financial records in a criminal investigation.

Kaplan represents the advice columnist and book author E. Jean Carroll, who has accused Trump of sexually assaulting her in the 1990s. Carroll sued Trump for defamation in 2019 after he denied the allegation and said the author made it up, according to court filings.

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