September 29, 2018

Federal judge allows emolument case against Trump to proceed

Slate -A federal judge  allowed a lawsuit against President Trump filed by 200 congressional Democrats, alleging the Trump Organization’s ongoing business with foreign governments violates the Constitution’s emoluments clause, can proceed. The Justice Department sought to have the case dismissed, but Federal Judge Emmet Sullivan ruled that the Democratic legislators did, in fact, have legal standing to bring the case.

...The Democrats’ case centers on Trump’s hotels, in particular the Trump hotel in downtown Washington, D.C., which has played host to numerous foreign embassy events and visiting foreign officials.

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