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Clinton Appointee Tosses Lawsuit Claiming Trump Violated Constitutionís Anti-Corruption Provisions
The Stream ^ | 12/22/17 | Kevin Daley

Posted on 12/22/2017 5:24:03 AM PST by x1stcav

A federal court in New York City has dismissed a lawsuit against President Donald Trump that alleged his failure to divest from the Trump business empire violated anti-corruption provisions of the Constitution.

U.S. District Judge George Daniels, a Clinton administration appointee, ruled Thursday that the case could not proceed because the plaintiffs could not prove that Trump’s actions tangibly harmed their businesses.

The lawsuit was brought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), an anti-Trump watchdog group formerly led by Clinton ally David Brock. A number of accomplished lawyers and legal scholars participated in the effort, including Professor Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School, Erwin Chemerinsky, dean of the law school at the University of California, Berkeley, and Richard Painter, an ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush White House.

The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, the federal trial court in Manhattan.

The plaintiffs claim that their economic livelihood has been adversely affected by their inability to compete with Trump’s businesses following his election to the presidency. The plaintiffs — event planners, hoteliers, and restaurant owners — claim they have lost business in recent months, as prospective costumers flock to Trump properties to curry favor with the administration or secure greater exposure.

(Excerpt) Read more at stream.org ...


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A better, more detailed analysis, of a previous post.

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1 posted on 12/22/2017 5:24:03 AM PST by x1stcav
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To: x1stcav

There are a lot of people in this world that need therapy. These people are deranged.


2 posted on 12/22/2017 5:28:17 AM PST by Hyman Roth
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To: x1stcav
"A better, more detailed analysis, of a previous post."

I would be nice if you included a link to whatever post it is you are talking about.

3 posted on 12/22/2017 5:38:29 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: x1stcav

Democrats officially declare that only failed private citizens can be President.


4 posted on 12/22/2017 5:39:58 AM PST by TheNext (Fake Elections have no BALLOT PICTURES!)
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To: x1stcav

“The plaintiffs — event planners, hoteliers, and restaurant owners — claim they have lost business in recent months, as prospective costumers flock to Trump properties to curry favor with the administration or secure greater exposure.”

Maybe they are not running TO President trump as much as they are running FROM these people.


5 posted on 12/22/2017 5:41:41 AM PST by V_TWIN (oks like)
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To: shibumi

It would be even better if he’d grow-up and cease his childishness regarding his “comment post”.


6 posted on 12/22/2017 5:46:41 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic, Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel
That reminds me of Walt Kelley in his famous comic strip Pogo -

"We have met the enemy and he is us."

7 posted on 12/22/2017 5:50:04 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: shibumi
I would be nice if you included a link to whatever post it is you are talking about.

I found two of them in the article, as posted.

On my browser, they're displayed in red. One is at the top, under the word "Clinton." The other is at the bottom, after the words Read more at.

8 posted on 12/22/2017 5:52:51 AM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: x1stcav

Not trying to be a pest, but what the heck is a “posting-pest”? I have never heard/seen that term before.


9 posted on 12/22/2017 5:54:32 AM PST by WayneS (An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile, hoping it will eat him last. - Winston Churchill)
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To: WayneS

While a precise definition has yet to be formulated it’s the sort of thing you’ll recognize when you see it.

Stay alert!

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10 posted on 12/22/2017 5:59:18 AM PST by x1stcav (We have the guns. Do we have the will?)
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To: x1stcav

Why wasn’t it declared that they have no standing? Is it only when Democrat laws/rules/ideas/etc. are challenged or when Repubs/conservatives challenge something that they “have no standing”?


11 posted on 12/22/2017 5:59:52 AM PST by jeffc (The U.S. media are our enemy)
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To: Steely Tom

Those are links to a (needless) excerpt.

Post #1 indicates that there is a previous post on FR on this subject.


12 posted on 12/22/2017 6:02:47 AM PST by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Hyman Roth

More needed than “therapy”...they need lobotomies. The LIBs are lunatics.


13 posted on 12/22/2017 6:31:00 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: shibumi

I saw a complete story when I clicked on either of the links.

The story is 486 words in length. Perhaps that’s an excerpt to you, but it looked complete to me.


14 posted on 12/22/2017 8:16:45 AM PST by Steely Tom ([Seth Rich] == [the Democrat's John Dean])
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To: x1stcav; shibumi

:: During my absence all of my posts and replies will be done by a new app called PostBot. ::

Hmmmmm...how fast is it? Can it handle 5,000 replies within a single ping-return time?


15 posted on 12/22/2017 11:34:54 AM PST by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic, Anthropogenic Climate Alterations: The acronym explains the science.)
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Its capabilities are virtually limitless.

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16 posted on 12/22/2017 11:48:19 AM PST by x1stcav (We have the guns. Do we have the will?)
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The lawsuit was brought by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), an anti-Trump watchdog group formerly led by Clinton ally David Brock.

I think Boo Hoo Girl needs to pay a visit to Mr. Brock.

17 posted on 12/22/2017 11:59:12 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Women prefer men with money and muscles. DUH!)
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Richard Painter, an ethics lawyer in the George W. Bush White House.

Looks like Cheb! was still smarting over his primary loss.

18 posted on 12/22/2017 12:00:36 PM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Women prefer men with money and muscles. DUH!)
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