- Nov 28, 2004
- Oslo, Norway
- Mostly my feet, occasionally a Tesla
Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani sued by Dominion voting machine firm
A firm which provided voting machinery in last year's US presidential election is filing a defamation suit against Donald Trump's lawyer Rudolph Giuliani, seeking $1.3bn (£950m) in damages.
Supreme Court Gutters Emoluments Cases Against Trump
No longer in office, former President Donald Trump doesn’t have to worry about claims that his businesses violate the U.S. Constitution’s emoluments clause.
This is how I understand it, too. As he is no longer president, Trump is not running afoul of the Emoluments Clause. I forget the details, but at least one if not both of the cases dismissed were asking for the court to order Trump to divest from his interests while acting as President. In that regard, it is moot.For the Emoluments thing...If I'm understanding correctly*, I can't hold it against the Supreme Court if the case wasn't presented to them in time, so I can see why they wouldn't bother seeing the case now.
*and I may very well not be
I’m pretty sure that there are and will be many more cases against Trump, so this particular decision shouldn’t bear too much significance as far as wrong signals are concerned.It tees up the next horrible thing: dismissing this as no longer relevant can and will be used as a point by the GOP to say the impeachment should be dropped as he is no longer in office. Which is an abhorrent and wholly un-American precedent to set, as it is saying that an elected official can do terrible things while in office and face no consequence from it so long as they resign at least one second before the Senate gavel comes down on a conviction.