How the emoluments clause is being used to sue Trump

Flags fly above the entrance to the Trump International Hotel on its opening day in Washington, DC, on September 12, 2016. File photo by REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque The sentence in the United States Constitution known as the emoluments clause received little attention before Donald Trump ran for president. Now, it’s the basis of three major lawsuits against Mr. Trump. The most recent came last week, when nearly 200 Democratic lawmakers filed a lawsuit alleging that Congress was denied the chance...

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