Democrats ask Supreme Court to hear emoluments case against Trump
Added 07-06-20 04:58:01pm EST - “Democratic lawmakers are appealing their emoluments case against President Trump to the Supreme Court after a federal appeals court ruled that they lacked standing to sue over alleged constitutional violations.” - Thehill.com
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Democratic lawmakers are appealing their emoluments case against President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump second-term plans remain a mystery to GOP Trump to hold outdoor rally in New Hampshire on Saturday Eighty-eight years of debt pieties MORE to the Supreme Court after a federal appeals court ruled that they lacked standing to sue over alleged constitutional violations.
The 215 members of Congress are accusing Trump of violating the Constitution's Foreign Emoluments Clause, which prohibits federal officials from receiving gifts or money from foreign governments without congressional approval, by continuing to operate and profit from his hotel chain while in office.
The brief says Trump has been "violating this critical constitutional prohibition for his entire term in office." It was filed with the Supreme Court on Monday.
"By maintaining ownership of his companies while they conduct business with foreign governments — without seeking or obtaining congressional consent for these transactions — the President is accepting unauthorized financial benefits from foreign states," it states.
A three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in February that because the members did not represent the majority in either congressional chamber they lacked standing to sue the president. The decision also argued that the case was a political dispute that didn't belong in court.
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