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D.C., Maryland may proceed with lawsuit alleging Trump violated emoluments clauses
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D.C., Maryland may proceed with lawsuit alleging Trump violated emoluments clauses

A federal judge ruled that the District of Columbia and Maryland may proceed with an unprecedented lawsuit against President Trump alleging that Trump’s business dealings have violated the Constitution’s ban on receiving improper “emoluments,” or payments, from individual states and foreign governments. The ruling, by U.S. District Judge Peter J. Messitte in Maryland, marks the…