Supreme Court Grants Trump Over Lawsuits Against “Accepting Foreign Payments” | The State
Trump had been accused of abusing his position to benefit his businesses.
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The Supreme Court ended lawsuits over whether the former president Donald trump illegally profited from his position.
The judges of the highest court considered that now “The cases are debatable”, since the Republican does not dispatch in the White House.
There are several lawsuits in the Supreme Court involving the former president, but this one – now dismissed – would have allowed certain cases in lower courts to determine whether the former president abused his role as president, to benefit his businesses.
The lawsuits that involve this decision allege that it violated the emoluments clause of the Constitution, since it accepted payments from foreign and national officials who stay in the Trump International Hotel and other businesses of the Trump Organization.
The High Court also ordered the judgments of a lower court and appellate courts in New York and Richmond, Virginia, that dismiss the claims as debatable.
Some of the plaintiffs charged that former President Trump disadvantaged hotel and restaurant owners in Washington, D.C.
To demonstrate this, they asked to review financial reports to determine how much state and foreign governments had paid the Trump Organization for their hotels and restaurants.
There are other pending cases, such as the review of the former president’s financial reports in New York.