Fourth Circuit Tosses Emoluments Suit Against Trump

Finding that attorneys general for Maryland and the District of Columbia lack standing, the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of violating clauses in the Constitution that bar him from receiving gifts from foreign or state governments while in office without congressional consent.

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Fourth Circuit Appears Skeptical of Trump Emoluments Case

Lawyers for President Donald Trump asked a sympathetic Fourth Circuit panel Tuesday to reject a lawsuit accusing him of violating the Constitution’s emoluments clauses, which ban the president from receiving gifts from foreign or state governments while in office without congressional consent.

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