The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the Emoluments Clause case against President Donald Trump that is being backed by Democratic lawmakers.
According to Politico’s Josh Gorestein, the hearing will take place Dec. 9 before a three-judge panel.
BREAKING: Courts to dive into 'phony' emoluments clause(s). DC Circuit 3-judge panel will hold Dec. 9 arguments in Dem lawmakers' emoluments suit v. Trump. Three days later, 4th Circuit holds en banc on DC/MD suit
— Josh Gorestein (@joshgerstein) October 22, 2019
Democratic lawmakers have already told the court that the president “has a financial interest in vast business holdings around the world that engage in dealings with foreign governments and receive benefits from those governments.”
Gorestein also noted that a second emoluments case will be considered by the Fourth Circuit several days later.
On Monday, Trump insisted that the Emoluments Clause of the U.S. Constitution is “phony.”
Speaking of the DC Circuit: The court just scheduled arguments in congressional Democrats' emoluments clause case against Trump for Dec. 9. The en banc 4th Circuit is already set to hear arguments in the emoluments case brought by DC/MD later that week, on Dec. 12. pic.twitter.com/gGPvOE587T
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) October 22, 2019