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Trump wins appeal in case where Democrats sued him for allegedly violating emoluments clause

February 7, 2020


A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the dismissal of a lawsuit by congressional Democrats who sued President Donald Trump for allegedly violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause, which bars presidents and other federal officer holders from receiving money from foreign governments.

Individual members of Congress lack legal standing to sue the president on such a claim, said the three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in an unanimous ruling.

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