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#Breaking: A federal judge is allowing a lawsuit accusing President Trump of violating the Constitution's emoluments clause to continue, rejecting a Justice Department motion to dismiss the case.
It’s the first ruling in federal court to define “emolument,” which goes undefined in the Constitution’s two emoluments clauses.
Federal District Judge Peter Messitte rejected the “cramped interpretation” of the term offered by Justice Department lawyers, who argued the case should be dismissed.
Messitte writes that the term applies to “any profit, gain or advantage” of value that Trump has gotten from foreign, federal or domestic governments.
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