Emoluments Clause

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DC, Maryland to Subpoena Trump Organization, Treasury

As part of lawsuit accusing Trump of profiting off the presidency

(Newser) - The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland plan to file subpoenas Tuesday seeking records from the Trump Organization, the Treasury Department, and dozens of other entities as part of a lawsuit accusing Donald Trump of profiting off the presidency, the AP reports. The flurry of subpoenas came... More »

Ruling Could Force Trump to Give Up Financial Records

Judge lets emoluments lawsuit against him move forward

(Newser) - Justice Department lawyers' latest bid to get an emoluments suit against the president tossed has been unsuccessful. US District Judge Peter Messitte on Wednesday denied the motion, which the Washington Post describes as apparently "the first time a federal judge had interpreted [the Constitution's emoluments clauses] and applied... More »

Emoluments Case Against Trump Gets Legal Victory

Judge is allowing lawsuit to move forward

(Newser) - An emoluments lawsuit against President Trump is moving forward after a federal judge ruled Wednesday that attorneys general from Maryland and Washington DC have legal standing to proceed, the AP reports. According to the Washington Post , it's the first time such a lawsuit has ever made it past its... More »

Judge Tosses Out Trump 'Emoluments' Lawsuit

He decides plaintiffs have no standing to sue

(Newser) - Restaurant workers, a hotel event booker, and a watchdog group who say President Trump has business conflicts that violate the Constitution cannot sue him, a New York judge ruled Thursday. US District Judge George Daniels said it was too soon for the lawsuit to be considered by the courts, particularly... More »

Hypothetical Hot Dogs May Be Bad News for Trump

Comes up in lawsuit over business interests, could affect release of tax returns

(Newser) - Controversy over President Trump's refusal to release his tax returns may have fallen off the political radar, but it resurfaced in a very real way in a Manhattan courtroom on Wednesday. As NPR reports, that's where a hearing unfolded as part of a lawsuit brought by the watchdog... More »

Trump Responds to 'Emoluments' Case Against Him

President asks judge to toss case brought by attorneys general

(Newser) - President Trump asked a judge on Friday to throw out a lawsuit alleging he is violating the Constitution by using his office to profit from his hotels and other properties, the AP reports. Trump is arguing that the attorneys general of Maryland and DC do not have standing to bring... More »

In Record-Setting Move, 196 Lawmakers Sue Trump

The 'emoluments clause' is what's at play, again

(Newser) - As far as records go, it's a dubious one for President Trump, who was on Wednesday sued by the highest number of lawmakers to ever sue a president, per Reuters . It puts the count at 196 Democrats, with 30 senators and 166 representatives listed as plaintiffs in a suit... More »

2 Attorneys General Say Trump Is Violating the Constitution

DC, Maryland officials are suing over the president's business interests

(Newser) - Prepare to hear a lot about something called the "emoluments clause." It's the linchpin of a lawsuit being filed Monday against President Trump by two Democratic attorneys general, reports Reuters . AGs Brian Frosh of Maryland and Karl Racine of Washington, DC, say Trump is violating the Constitution... More »

Ethics Lawyers Sue Trump

They are suing over 'unconstitutional' foreign payments

(Newser) - An ethics watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against President Trump on his first full weekday in office, the AP reports. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a liberal advocacy group that includes constitutional scholars and former White House ethics lawyers, says Trump is in violation of the constitution'... More »

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