In re Trump

Maryland and D.C. officials sue President Trump, alleging he’s violating the Constitution’s Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses by maintaining an ownership interest in the Trump Organization while president. That “global business empire”—which includes the Trump International Hotel in D.C. (in which the president has a 76% interest), the Trump towers in Manhattan, and income from the international distribution of The Apprentice—provides him with millions of dollars from foreign and local governments. Fourth Circuit: Maryland and the District lack standing to bring this “extraordinary” suit against the president in either his official capacity or his individual capacity. (With some fun interlocutory appeal twists for those interested in such things.)

Tags: 2019, Emoluments Clauses, Fourth Circuit, Standing

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