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High Court Won't Hear Blumenthal's Emoluments Case

The Connecticut Mirror reports that the Supreme Court has declined to hear a case brought by Sen. Richard Blumenthal, alleging that President Donald Trump violated the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution. That clause prohibits self-dealing by federal officeholders. The Democrat along with many of his fellow lawmakers had asked the court to review a ruling by a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that they lacked the legal standing to sue the president. The judges decided the lawmakers had no standing to sue because they did not represent a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives or the U.S. Senate. The judges did not rule on a district court’s earlier finding that the Democrats had a cause of action and a claim against the president. 

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