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BREAKING: Do Trump's Businesses Violate the Constitution? Federal Court to Hear Arguments

by Countable | 8.9.17

On October 18, the U.S. District Court in New York will hear oral arguments about whether President Donald Trump’s business dealing violate the emoluments clause of the U.S. Constitution. The Federal Judge in the case issued this order.

The emoluments clause prevents presidents from receiving gifts or monetary payments from foreign entities. Trump’s global business empire, which he has not fully divested from, has made many Americans wonder if he has violated this constitutional clause.

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A government watchdog non-profit, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, filed the suit against Trump in January.

The Justice Department has defended President Trump’s business dealings and says that he is not in violation of the clause. The DOJ’s final brief in the case is due September 22.

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