Trump Denied Midcase Appeal In Md., DC Emoluments Suit

By Daniel Wilson (November 2, 2018, 6:41 PM EDT) -- A federal judge on Friday denied President Donald Trump's bid for a midcase appeal in a suit brought by Maryland and the District of Columbia alleging that potential payments to the president connected to the Trump International Hotel violate the Constitution's emoluments clauses, saying there were no legal questions to resolve.

Despite Trump's queries regarding Maryland and D.C.'s standing and the appropriate definition of the term "emolument," among other matters, none of the factors that justify an interlocutory appeal was present in the dispute, U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte ruled.

"The president has failed to identify a controlling question of law decided...

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