One of the worst Supreme Court decisions in the past two decades was Clinton v. Jones, in which a unanimous Court held that the sexual harassment suit against President Clinton could proceed while he was in office. This was a terrible decision in the short-run, as it led to the colossal waste of time that was the Clinton impeachment. Consider, though, it’s lousy longer-run ramifications.
If, God forbid, Donald Trump is elected, he will have to spend a lot of time in office dealing with civil litigation filed against him for his business activities. The Trump University case is pending, but there are probably other cases that will be filed before the election and after with the goal of deposing Trump for one reason or another. How much time do we want our President spending on litigation over things that happened before he or she was President?