District of Columbia

Appeals Court Gives Trump Big Win Against Democrats over Trump Hotel

A federal appeals court gave President Donald Trump a major victory over Democrats Wednesday, throwing out as a political squabble a lawsuit by Maryland and the District of Columbia arguing the president’s ownership of Trump International Hotel and other properties violates the Emoluments Clauses of the U.S. Constitution.

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks during the grand opening of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC on October 26, 2016. / AFP / Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)