Trump Loses Bid For Immediate Appeal In Emoluments Case

Law360 (June 25, 2019, 10:25 PM EDT) -- A D.C. federal judge on Tuesday rejected a request from President Donald Trump to immediately challenge two court orders in a suit brought by congressional Democrats, which accuses the president of violating the Constitution's emoluments clause by continuing to profit from his private businesses.

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan said Trump hadn't shown that the interlocutory appeals he sought would "materially advance the ultimate termination of the litigation," since it is on track to wrap up soon anyway.

"This case will be poised for resolution within six months," the judge said. "An immediate appeal would hardly materially advance its ultimate...

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