March 29, 2018

Judge approves that suit against Trump over emolunments can go on

Mother Jones -Donald Trump’s legal fight to keep the public from prying too far into his private business dealings was dealt a serious blow  when a Maryland judge ruled that a lawsuit, alleging the president is violating the US Constitution by continuing to own his business empire while he holds office, may go forward. The case, filed last spring by attorneys general of Maryland and Washington, D.C., contends that Trump is in violation of the emoluments clause, which prohibits high federal office holders from accepting gifts from foreign governments

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