Trump sued nearly three times more than predecessors: report

Trump sued nearly three times more than predecessors: report
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In his first three months in office, President Trump has been sued in federal court 134 times – nearly three times more than his three most recent predecessors combined, according to a tally of lawsuits by the Boston Globe.

Some of the suits were tied to Trump's controversial executive order barring citizens of several predominantly Muslim countries from entering the U.S., while others were related to the president's web of business ventures. 

Another lawsuit, filed by a Massachusetts woman, simply argued that Trump's presidency has caused "loss of enjoyment of life," the Globe reported.

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While it's not uncommon for presidents to face lawsuits, Trump is being legally challenged at an unprecedented rate, according to the newspaper, pointing to his controversial policies and history as a real estate mogul.

By comparison, Trump's immediate predecessor Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTrump struggles to win over voters reaping economic boom Michelle Obama weighs in on Trump, 'Squad' feud: 'Not my America or your America. It's our America' Media cried wolf: Calling every Republican a racist lost its bite MORE was sued 26 times by this point in his presidency. Former President George W. Bush faced only seven lawsuits, and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonBiden campaign taps foreign policy vet Nicholas Burns as adviser: report Major health reform requires Democratic congressional dominance No presidential candidate can unite the country MORE had been sued 15 times. 

What's more, certain court challenges carry with them significant constitutional and legal consequences capable of shaping the office of the presidency. For example, both iterations of Trump's travel ban executive order were halted by federal judges.

Another federal judge barred the Trump administration from taking away funds from so-called sanctuary cities.

"In a courtroom it's not the loudest voice that prevails," Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson (D) told the Globe. "You can't tweet your way out the courtroom."