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aztek

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WASHINGTON — A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit brought by Democratic lawmakers alleging President Donald Trump's overseas business dealings violate the U.S. Constitution's anti-corruption "emoluments" clauses.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said a group of more than 200 Democratic lawmakers lacked legal "standing" to bring the case in the first place.

 

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/appeals-court-throws-out-democrats-emoluments-lawsuit-over-trump-businesses/ar-BBZLaTF?ocid=hplocalnews

 

another win for trump,

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OverSword

Lawmakers have no standing???  Congressional lawmakers????  Who would then I wonder?

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spartan max2

Here is a more detailed article:

I guess the idea is that it has to be officially from from Congress, like a vote, and not just individual members.

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The decision in the DC Circuit Court of Appeals came two months after the panel appeared deeply skeptical of the claim that members of Congress, as opposed to Congress itself, could sue a president for violating the law.

"You are not Congress," Judge Thomas Griffith told a lawyer for the 215 members during oral arguments in December.

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You are not here representing Congress," Griffith said.

In their decision Friday, Griffith and the other two judges on the panel, Karen LeCraft Henderson and David Tatel, underscored that fact.

"Here ... our conclusion is straightforward because the Members — 29 Senators and 186 Members of the House of Representatives — do not constitute a majority of either bodyand are, therefore, powerless to approve or deny the President's acceptance of foreign emoluments," the panel said in the ruling.

https://www-cnbc-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.cnbc.com/amp/2020/02/07/trump-wins-appeal-of-emoluments-clause-lawsuit-by-democrats.html?amp_js_v=a3&amp_gsa=1&usqp=mq331AQCKAE%3D#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cnbc.com%2F2020%2F02%2F07%2Ftrump-wins-appeal-of-emoluments-clause-lawsuit-by-democrats.html

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Gromdor
30 minutes ago, spartan max2 said:

Huh,  I foresee a vote in the House in the near future.

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