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President Trump can appeal a lawsuit filed by more than 200 congressional Democrats accusing him of violating the Emoluments Clause by taking payments from foreign governments, a federal judge ruled Wednesday.
District Judge Emmet Sullivan had previously denied a motion to allow the appeals court to review his prior rulings that the case may proceed, but a federal appeals court in July ruled that Sullivan’s finding was in error.
The article goes on to state the following:
Sullivan, a Clinton appointee, noted in his ruling Wednesday that such midcase appeals are justified in cases involving “substantial ground for difference of opinion,” which the appeals court suggested there was. Lawyers for Trump have argued the plaintiffs in the case lack legal standing to sue him.
“The Court is persuaded that the plaintiffs’ proposals to forgo discovery and/or engage in expedited summary judgment briefing would be inconsistent with the remans order from the D.C. Circuit,” Sullivan wrote.
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