Dems' Emoluments Clause lawsuit against Trump hits major roadblock, as judge rules law 'unsettled'
Added 08-21-19 06:29:02pm EST - “A federal court judge on Wednesday ruled that President Trump has the right to immediately challenge congressional Democrats' Emoluments Clause? lawsuit against him, saying the litigation raises the "unsettled" question of whether…” - Foxnews.com
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A federal court judge on Wednesday ruled that President Trump can immediately challenge congressional Democrats' Emoluments Clause lawsuit against him, saying the litigation raises the "unsettled" question of whether politicians have standing to sue a sitting president for running international businesses.
The development was a major victory for Trump, who has railed against what he has called politically motivated invocations of the Emoluments Clause.
The Bill Clinton-appointed judge, Emmet Sullivan, had ruled this summer that the 200 congressional Democrats did have the legal standing to sue Trump. But the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals sent the case back to Sullivan and instructed him to reconsider the unprecedented separations-of-powers implications of the case.
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