Judicial branch overtaking finalized

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Here4money, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. Here4money



    Trump hotels exempted from ban on foreign payments under new stance
    A narrow justice department interpretation of the emoluments clause gives countries leeway to curry favor with the president via commercial deals

    The so-called foreign emoluments clause was intended to curb presidents and other government officials from accepting gifts and benefits from foreign governments unless Congress consents.

    But in a forthcoming article in the Indiana Law Journal, the Washington University Law professor Kathleen Clark reveals justice department filings have recently changed tack. The new interpretation, Clark says, is contained in justice filings responding to recent lawsuits lodged by attorneys generals and members of Congress.
    Clark’s article notes that in more than 50 legal opinions over some 150 years justice department lawyers have interpreted the clause in a way that barred any foreign payments or gifts except for ones Congress approved. But filings by the department since June 2017 reveal a new interpretation that “… would permit the president – and all federal officials – to accept unlimited amounts of money from foreign governments, as long as the money comes through commercial transactions with an entity owned by the federal official,” the professor writes.
  2. elderado


    Don't you have something better to do? Like getting your balls waxed? Geez. It just gets OLD.

  3. Let up a bit Elderado. He doesnt have any balls.

    Just defended you there Richter. You can thank me later.
  4. elderado


  5. Here4money



    Appeals court revives Trump emoluments lawsuit
    A federal appeals court will rehear a lawsuit that challenges the president's ownership of a luxury hotel five blocks from the White House.

    The appeals court panel called the case weak and said it failed to show that Trump's ownership of the hotel has actually competed with local convention centers. And it said the local governments couldn't show how any such competition, if it existed, could be legally prevented.

    The full appeals court will hear the case Dec. 12 in Richmond, Virginia.

    In September, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals revived a separate emoluments lawsuit against Trump, which claims he unconstitutionally profits from restaurants and hotels patronized by government officials. And the president faces a third emoluments lawsuit, filed by congressional Democrats.