In a huge win for President Trump, a Federal Appeals Court dismissed a lawsuit on Wednesday that DC and Maryland Attorneys General filed, by ruling that they did not have standing to file a lawsuit charging that President Trump had violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution. They dismissed it with prejudice, which means they cannot refile the lawsuit.
Democrats in DC and Maryland thought they had the perfect way to not just harass the President, but get him removed from office. In 2017, they filed a lawsuit charging that the Trump International Hotel had foreign guests, which made Trump vulnerable to corruption because he did not disengage from the hotel. The three judge panel 4th District Appeals Court dismissed the suit in a unanimous ruling that disagreed.
The ruling stated, according to The Hill: “Indeed, there is a distinct possibility — which was completely ignored by the District and Maryland, as well as by the district court — that certain government officials might avoid patronizing the Hotel because of the President’s association with it …And, even if government officials were patronizing the Hotel to curry the President’s favor, there is no reason to conclude that they would
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