U.S. District Judge (District of Maryland) Peter J. Messitte Rules that Emoluments Case Against POTUS 45 May Proceed

Following up at least one earlier post on this blog, here, please see:



Heartbreak for the Trump Hotel

A judge rules the emoluments case against the president can proceed—and suggests why his D.C. business violates the Constitution.


Please see also this Bloomberg article of 25 July 2018 by Andrew M. Harris — “Trump Must Face Emoluments Lawsuit Over D.C. Hotel Profits” — here.

The case before Judge Messitte is The District of Columbia v. Trump, 17-01596, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland (Greenbelt), a lawsuit by the attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia; another emoluments-related case, filed by about 200 Congressional Democrats, is Blumenthal v. Trump, 17-01154, U.S. District Court, District of Columbia (Washington).

The opinion and order in The District of Columbia v. Trump (D. Md. no. 17-01596) of today are here.