Civil Trump claims left to the discretion of NY jury
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Civil Trump claims left to the discretion of NY jury

The jury in the case involving former president Donald Trump and advice columnist E. Jean Carroll, who claims she was raped by Trump in 1996, may begin deliberations as soon as Tuesday. The trial, which is a civil case rather than a criminal one, has allowed the jury to have wide latitude in deciding the truthfulness of the allegations. During the trial, Carroll testified that Trump raped her in a luxury department store, while Trump has denied ever being with Carroll at the store. If the jury decides that Trump committed battery, they are expected to decide to what degree. Carroll’s attorney has proposed that jurors be asked separately whether Carroll has proven that Trump engaged in forcible touching, sexual abuse, and rape. Additionally, the trial involves a claim by Carroll that Trump made defamatory comments while denying her allegations. If the jury agrees that Carroll has proven her claims of battery and defamation, they can award compensatory and punitive damages. However, there is no chance that Trump will go to jail as a result of this case. Because this is a civil case rather than a criminal one, Trump was not required to be in court.

Maxwell Thompson is a seasoned political correspondent who has covered elections, policies, and international relations for over a decade. With a degree in political science and a natural curiosity for global politics, Maxwell brings a unique perspective to his writing. In his downtime, he enjoys reading historical biographies and analyzing political trends.

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