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PoliticsCourt schedules March arguments in Trump emoluments case

01:30  05 january  2019
01:30  05 january  2019 Source:   thehill.com

Trump lawyers, citing shutdown, ask court for delay in emoluments case

Trump lawyers, citing shutdown, ask court for delay in emoluments case The Justice Department is one of the agencies lacking appropriations because of the shutdown.

In doing so, the court rejected Trump ’s argument that an emolument is only an emolument if the president gives the foreign government something in return. Laurence Tribe, who along with Eisen has been making the emoluments argument in court and in the court of public opinion, says, “It’s

They said emolument in this case should not mean just an outright gift but also any transaction that gave Trump “profit, gain or advantage.” That means it would apply to transactions in which a foreign government paid Trump ’s company for a service or a hotel room. To back up that argument , they

Court schedules March arguments in Trump emoluments case© The Hill Court schedules March arguments in Trump emoluments case The Richmond-based federal court of appeals released a tentative calendar, marking off days in March for it to hear President Trump's appeal of a federal judge's decision to allow a lawsuit accusing Trump of unconstitutionally profiting off the presidency by accepting payments through his D.C. hotel.

Arguments will be heard in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals during its March 19-21 argument session, according to a Friday filing.

Trump has asked the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to dismiss the lawsuit against him outright or force the lower court to let him appeal the court's interim rulings denying the president's motion to dismiss the case.

The Fourth Circuit in December agreed to put proceedings in the lower court on hold for the time being.

Maryland and the District of Columbia, which brought the suit, allege that Trump is violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution by receiving payments from foreign and domestic governments through the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C.

Attorneys for Trump argue he has a "clear and indisputable right" for the district court to approve his request to appeal its interim decision.

- Updated 5:52 p.m.

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