Hill Dems Urge Court To Keep Suit Over Trump Business Ties

Law360, Washington (August 14, 2017, 3:22 PM EDT) -- A pair of senior congressional Democrats pushed a New York federal judge to keep a lawsuit over President Donald Trump’s foreign business ties alive Friday, arguing the president can’t dodge the Constitution’s emoluments clause in court.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Rep. John Conyers, D-Mich., filed the amicus brief in a suit brought by D.C.-based watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington last week, arguing against a government bid to dismiss the suit. While the U.S. Justice Department has argued that only Congress can...
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