U.S. Court of Appeals for D.C. Circuit Rules Congress Lacks Standing on Emoluments Case

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Thursday, February 13, 2020
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
36
Issue: 
2
Abstract: 

On February 7, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit in a per curiam ruling decided the 215 Members of Congress did not have standing to sue President Donald Trump over alleged violations of the U.S. Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause (Clause).[1]  The opinion reverses the district court’s decision, denying President Trump’s motion to dismiss.