Emoluments

Judges Spar Over Emoluments Suit Against Trump

12/12/19
from The Wall Street Journal,
12/12/19:

The president is seeking the lawsuit’s dismissal

Federal appeals court judges here sparred over President Trump’s bid to obtain dismissal of a lawsuit alleging he is violating the Constitution because his businesses are profiting from his presidency. All 15 judges of the Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals spent about three hours Thursday considering Mr. Trump’s challenge to a lawsuit by the state of Maryland and the District of Columbia that alleges he is violating the Constitution’s emoluments clauses, which prohibit the president from receiving things of value from foreign and state governments.

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