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Federal appeals court rules for Trump in emoluments case

July 11, 2019

Via: Jurist

The US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit on Wednesday reversed and remanded a district court’s decision that had previously instructed discovery for potential Emoluments Clause violations.

The attorneys general for Washington, DC, and Maryland had filed a lawsuit to investigate foreign and domestic violations of the Emoluments Clauses related to President Donald Trump’s continued ownership interest in the Trump International Hotel and other Trump Organization operations.

Among the claim violations are profits related to foreign government officials from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia and Georgia, who spent significant sums of money at the Trump International hotel as patrons, benefiting Trump who remains 76 percent owner of the property.

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