Monday, the Supreme Court brought an end to lawsuits over whether former President Trump illegally profited off his presidency.
New this morning: the Supreme Court has dismissed emoluments lawsuits against former President Trump. The lawsuits argued Trump was unlawfully profiting from his businesses while in office. #SCOTUS pic.twitter.com/y2cUYgGFAB
— Kevin Daley 🏛 (@KevinDaleyDC) January 25, 2021
According to WFLA “the justices threw out Trump’s challenge to lower court rulings that had allowed lawsuits to go forward alleging that he violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause by accepting payments from foreign and domestic officials who stay at the Trump International Hotel and patronize other businesses owned by the former president and his family.”
The report adds “The high court also ordered the lower court rulings thrown out as well and directed appeals courts in New York and Richmond, Virginia, to dismiss the suits as moot now that Trump is no longer in office.”
The result is no judicial opinions on the books on the highly debated topic.