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Trump seeks stay, will appeal emoluments ruling

FILE - In this Jan. 23, 2019, file photo, the Trump International Hotel near sunset in Washington. A federal appeals court will reconsider a ruling from a three-judge panel that threw out a lawsuit accusing President Donald Trump of illegally profiting off the presidency through his luxury Washington hotel. The Richmond-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed Tuesday, Oct. 15, to hold a hearing before the full court of 15 judges. Arguments are scheduled for Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

President Donald Trump will appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court a lower appellate court’s revival of Maryland’s claim that he has committed corruption of constitutional consequence in the handling of his Washington hotel. In papers filed Friday, Trump’s attorneys asked ...

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4th Circuit revives Maryland’s emoluments claim against Trump

FILE - This Jan. 30, 2018, file photo shows the Trump International Hotel in Washington. A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments in a lawsuit that claims President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution by accepting profits from foreign and domestic officials through his hotel in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

Saying no one is above the law, a bitterly divided federal appeals court Thursday revived Maryland’s claim that President Donald Trump has committed corruption of constitutional consequence in the handling of his property in Washington. In a 9-6 decision, the ...

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Professors talk Trump, tweets and pardons at MSBA session

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

OCEAN CITY — Leadership for the administrative law section of the Maryland State Bar Association were unsure whether a session on executive power would remain relevant when they planned it months ago, but law professors Michael I. Meyerson and Mark Graber ...

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Trump lawyer: President’s visits do not give Maryland jurisdiction in emoluments case

President Donald Trump speaks during an event to announce the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen to be Secretary of Homeland Security, in the East Room of the White House, Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Donald Trump’s frequent visits to Maryland should not leave him vulnerable to being sued as a private citizen in federal court in the state for allegedly violating the Constitution’s anti-corruption provision by diverting business from the state’s hotels to his own property in Washington, D.C., Trump’s private attorney has argued in court filings.

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Trump can be sued in Md. for corruption, Frosh says

FILE - In this Dec. 21, 2016 file photo, the Trump International Hotel in Washington. An electrical subcontractor who worked on the Trump International Hotel in Washington has sued a company owned by President Donald Trump for more than $2 million, alleging it was not fully paid. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

As a frequent visitor to Maryland, President Donald Trump can be sued as a private citizen in federal court in the state for allegedly violating the Constitution’s anti-corruption provision by diverting business from the state’s hotels to his own property in Washington, D.C., according to Maryland’s attorney general.

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DOJ seeks dismissal of Md. emoluments case against Trump

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, left, accompanied by District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine, speaks during a news conference in Washington, Monday, June 12, 2017, to discuss their lawsuit filed against President Donald Trump. The lawsuit cites Trump's leases, properties and other business "entanglements" around the world as the reason for the suit, saying those posed a conflict of interest under a clause of the Constitution.  (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A federal judge must dismiss Maryland's lawsuit against citizen Donald Trump for alleged violations of the Constitution’s anti-corruption provision because such a claim can only be brought against a president in his official capacity, the U.S. Justice Department stated in court papers filed Monday.

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Federal judge appears ready to let Md.’s emoluments claim proceed

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, left, accompanied by District of Columbia Attorney General Karl A. Racine, speaks during a news conference in June in Washington on to discuss their lawsuit filed against President Donald Trump based on the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.  (Alex Brandon/AP Photo)

A federal judge appears poised to permit Maryland and the District of Columbia to proceed with their lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump unconstitutionally received personal benefits via his hotel holdings while in office so long as the attorneys general amend ...

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