Adler: Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Blumenthal v. Trump
Note: This piece was originally published in Reason, and was written by Checks & Balances member Jonathan Adler.
Today the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Blumenthal v. Trump, one of three cases concerning President Trump’s alleged violations of the Foreign Emoluments Clause pending before the Court.
In Blumenthal, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit concluded in a brief per curiam opinion that members of Congress lack standing to sue President Trump over his alleged receipt of foreign emoluments. As I noted here, this was an easy call under existing precedent.
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