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Supreme Court Tosses Emoluments Lawsuits Filed Against Trump While He Was President

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Supreme Court Tosses Emoluments Lawsuits Filed Against Trump While He Was President

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The Supreme Court threw out two longshot anti-corruption lawsuits against former President Donald Trump this morning on the grounds they were moot because he has left office and become a private citizen. The high court unburdened itself Jan. 25 of Trump v. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), court file number 20-330, and Trump v. District of Columbia, court file number 20-331. No justices dissented from the rulings, which are victories for Trump. The novel lawsuits came about because Trump, a billionaire real estate developer, refused under intense pressure from his opponents to give up his business empire while in the White House. Trump did step aside from managing his businesses while president but that did not satisfy his critics. The lawsuits claimed that while in office Trump violated the Foreign Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution, which prevents any “Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust …

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