Is Ruth Bader Ginsburg a Russian asset?
It’s a fair question for Democrats… because it turns out that a Ginsburg opinion was used to help Trump defeat the Democrats’ emoluments lawsuit.
A federal appeals court tossed out a lawsuit against Trump by congressional Democrats.
CNBC reports on the decision:
“Here … our conclusion is straightforward because the Members — 29 Senators and 186 Members of the House of Representatives — do not constitute a majority of either body and are, therefore, powerless to approve or deny the President’s acceptance of foreign emoluments,” the panel said in the ruling.
The judges cited a 1997 Supreme Court decision in a case known as Raines v. Byrd.
In that opinion, the high court ruled that individual members of Congress lacked standing under Article III of the Constitution to file a suit challenging a law which granted the president power to veto individual tax and spending measures after signing them into law.