Donald Trump is expected to take the witness stand on Thursday after lawyers for writer E. Jean Carroll finished presenting evidence to convince a Manhattan jury that Trump owes her damages for having defamed and sexually abused her. Read more about what to expect.
FoxCorporation won the right on Wednesday to proceed with a counterclaim accusing voting technology company Smartmatic of filing a frivolous $2.7 billion defamation lawsuit in order to chill Fox’s reporting. The decision to deny Smartmatic’s motion to dismiss Fox’s anti-SLAPP counterclaim means Smartmatic has to keep battling Fox on two fronts — and gives extra heft, writes Alison Frankel, to an unusual appellate dispute over a WhatsApp exchange between Smartmatic’s CEO and another company executive. Intrigued? Read on!