Democratic Senators sued claiming that Donald Trump holding control of property that he uses and gains income from business foreign countries use could allow them to gain favor….
The constitution’s Emoluments Clause seems to prohibit Trump’s actions….
But an Appeals Court and now the Supreme Court has turned down the suit by the Senator’s…..
Not on the legal question , but the court’s majority side stepped and says the Senator’s should deal with this thru the political process…
If ur the President and you have a majority in one house of Congress?
You CAN make money off of your property from the very countries you ARE dealing with day by day…..
The courts say that’s ok….
Any other politician would been trouble….
The Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to take up a case by 29 Senate Democrats who alleged that President Trump violated the Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, which prohibits self-dealing by federal officeholders.
The lawmakers had asked the court to review a February ruling by a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that the senators lacked the legal right to sue the president.
In their brief, the lawmakers had argued that Trump’s continued ownership of companies engaged in business with foreign governments amounted to accepting “unauthorized financial benefits from foreign states” in violation of the constitutional restriction.
The court’s denial means that Democrats’ petition failed to garner support from at least four justices. It also leaves in place the lower court ruling….