A federal appeals court in Washington handed the Democrats another crushing defeat and tossed their lawsuit against President Trump over alleged violations of the emolument clause.
The Dems sued Trump and accused him of illegally profiting off his private businesses while in office in violation of the emolument clause in the constitution.
The judges ruled that the Democratic lawmakers lacked standing to bring the lawsuit in the first place confirming the Dems are out of control or incompetent in their oversight role.
It’s probably a combination of both but the results are the same – Dems lose again and Trump keeps winning.
From The Hill
A three-judge panel on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday said in a 12-page decision that the dispute centering around the Constitution’s emoluments clauses has no place in the court system.
“The Members can, and likely will, continue to use their weighty voices to make their case to the American people, their colleagues in the Congress and the President himself, all of whom are free to engage that argument as they see fit,” the judges wrote. “But we will not—indeed we cannot—participate in this debate.”
From The Washington Post:
Individual members of Congress cannot sue President Trump to stop his private businesses from accepting payments from foreign governments, a federal appeals court in Washington ruled Friday.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit unanimously dismissed a lawsuit filed by more than 200 Democrats in Congress seeking to enforce the Constitution’s anti-corruption emoluments provision…
…The 12-page opinion points to past Supreme Court decisions, which the judges said do not permit individual lawmakers to bring lawsuits on behalf of the entire body in part because Congress acts through majority votes in the House and Senate.