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Emoluments Lawsuit Against Trump Can Go Forward, Judge Says

November 12, 2018

NPR – excerpt

A lawsuit accusing President Trump of violating the constitution’s emoluments clause can proceed, a federal judge said Friday. Never before has an emoluments case gone to trial in the U.S.

Federal District Judge Peter Messitte denied Trump’s request for a stay and ordered the two parties to begin the discovery process.

The ruling means the plaintiffs, the attorneys general of Maryland and Washington, D.C., have some power to obtain documents from the president and his business ventures. Trump notably has not released his tax returns and has maintained ownership of his businesses(more)

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