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Wed Aug 21, 2019, 05:56 PM

Federal judge allows Trump to appeal lawsuit over foreign payments accepted by his hotels

Source: Washington Post

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Federal judge allows Trump to appeal lawsuit over foreign payments accepted by his hotels

By David A. Fahrenthold, Reporter covering the Trump family and its business interests.
and Ann E. Marimow
August 21 at 4:07 PM

A federal judge Wednesday allowed President Trump to appeal rulings in a lawsuit that accuses him of violating the Constitution by doing business with foreign governments, putting the case on hold in the meantime.

The ruling by District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan effectively pauses a lawsuit brought by more than 200 congressional Democrats, who say Trump’s companies, which include hotels, should be prohibited from taking payments from foreign states. Trump has argued that the Democrats do not have legal standing to sue him in the first place.

Sullivan’s ruling was not a surprise. In July, an appeals court in Washington had strongly signaled to Sullivan that he should allow this unusual appeal — ruling that Sullivan had probably “abused his discretion” when he denied an earlier attempt.

In his ruling, Sullivan noted that this sort of appeal — done in the middle of a district court case, instead of at its end — is warranted when there is “substantial ground for difference of opinion” on a key matter of law. The appeals court had indicated that this was such a case, so he agreed to let the appeal go forward.
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Carol D. Leonnig contributed to this report.

David A. Fahrenthold is a reporter covering the Trump family and its business interests. He has been at The Washington Post since 2000, and previously covered Congress, the federal bureaucracy, the environment and the D.C. police. Follow https://twitter.com/Fahrenthold

Ann Marimow covers legal affairs for The Washington Post. She joined The Post in 2005 and has covered state government and politics in California, New Hampshire and Maryland. Follow https://twitter.com/amarimow

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/federal-judge-allows-trump-to-appeal-lawsuit-over-foreign-payments-accepted-by-his-hotels/2019/08/21/7e288a38-c428-11e9-b72f-b31dfaa77212_story.html



Federal judge allows Trump to appeal lawsuit over foreign payments accepted by his hotels


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Reply Federal judge allows Trump to appeal lawsuit over foreign payments accepted by his hotels (Original post)
mahatmakanejeeves Aug 21 OP
B Stieg Aug 21 #1
bluestarone Aug 21 #2
ananda Aug 21 #4
onenote Aug 22 #12
shanti Aug 21 #7
Igel Aug 21 #8
RainCaster Aug 21 #3
not_the_one Aug 21 #9
Maxheader Aug 21 #5
BlueMTexpat Aug 21 #6
JohnnyRingo Aug 22 #10
YOHABLO Aug 22 #11
Lonestarblue Aug 22 #13

Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:04 PM

1. These DC Emolluments cases are really frustrating.

Like tRump isn't running a massive pay-to-play scam.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:06 PM

2. Just seems to me that JUSTICE

Takes such a LONG TIME! Always something that puts justice on hold!!

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:40 PM

4. These judges are either compromised, scared or both.

Gawd, I'm getting tired of this!

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Response to ananda (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 12:38 AM

12. The judge followed the instructions of a three judge court: all Obama appointees

maybe you might consider that legally it was the correct ruling.

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Response to bluestarone (Reply #2)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:13 PM

7. Justice delayed

is justice denied.

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Response to shanti (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 10:39 PM

8. There's a bookend saying,

"Justice rushed is justice buried."

The first usually gets more airtime, because people are impatient for their justice.

If you look at death row inmates, for example, you see their defenders and advocates on the opposite side of the "justice delayed is justice denied" folk.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:39 PM

3. While I am very disappointed in the current court progress in this...

I feel that in the long run, history will be against Trump and the corrupt court decisions supporting his kleptocracy. Patience grasshopper, after much effort, this too will pass.

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Response to RainCaster (Reply #3)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 11:06 PM

9. And like a kidney stone

this will be very painful.

Unfortunately, due to time, by the time this IS decided, he will have delayed until he can take all his money and run.

He is doing all this shit now (the current smoke screens of immigration, citizenship birthrights, Greenland, Israel, him being God himself, etc blah blah blah) because he KNOWS he won't be running for a second term.

He is going to shit and run. And we will be left with the stink for decades.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 06:44 PM

5. Sure, let stumpy appeal...


Then throw the fat handjob in jail...

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Response to Maxheader (Reply #5)

Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:07 PM

6. This!

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 12:14 AM

10. We're going to get to the bottom of this!

By 2030 or maybe later if appeals hold up. Then we got him.

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Response to mahatmakanejeeves (Original post)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 12:20 AM

11. Like most exceedingly wealthy criminals in the U.S. and abroad, he'll get off scot-free

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Response to YOHABLO (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 22, 2019, 07:45 AM

13. You're right.

we’d all like to see Trump in jail, but it won’t happen.

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