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Why hauling Trump into court for inflating his assets is wrong

Today, the Executive Law is the centerpiece of current New York Attorney General Letitia James’ case against former President Donald Trump. To ignore the injustice of the law as applied to Trump is to welcome its unfair application to us all.

J ames is attempting to use the Executive Law against Trump in a way it’s never been used before, making the case that he defrauded certain financial institutions despite those institutions having actually profited from doing deals with him. That makes little sense, illustrating the law’s potential for rough justice, especially in the hands of a highly motivated attorney general.

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