Supreme Court tosses emoluments cases against Trump

On Monday, the Supreme Court declined to hear a case involving former President Donald Trump's alleged constitutional violations regarding profiting from a foreign government, CNN reports.

The Supreme Court invalidated a previous court opinion that went against Trump, saying that it no longer applies because Trump is not president anymore. "It leaves unresolved a novel question raised in the case because Trump, unlike other presidents, did not use a blind trust when he assumed the presidency, but instead continued to retain an interest in his businesses and let those businesses to take money from foreign and domestic governments," reports CNN.

The case involves Constitution's Emoluments Clause, which states that "no person holding any office ... shall, without the consent of Congress" accept gifts or other benefits from foreign governments.

CNN Supreme Court analyst and professor at the University of Texas School of Law, Steve Vladeck, said that the Supreme Court's order "not only wipes away two lower court rulings, but it also orders dismissal of the entire dispute -- leaving for some other time resolution of the many questions Trump's conduct raised about the Emoluments Clause."