Diplomats And Pandas: 2nd Circ. Mulls Trump Emolument Suit

By Jack Newsham (October 30, 2018, 8:23 PM EDT) -- Three Second Circuit judges weighed diplomatic dining habits and a hypothetical gift of a panda to President Donald Trump as they considered Tuesday whether to revive a suit that accuses the president of violating the Constitution's emoluments clause, asking both sides about the clause's purpose and who has standing to sue under it.

The Second Circuit dug into questions about the Constitution's emoluments clause Tuesday as an ethics advocacy group and hospitality industry representatives pushed to revive their suit alleging President Donald Trump has illegal conflicts of interest due to his business holdings. (AP)

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