Democrats have been going after former President Donald Trump for several years with accusations of violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution by accepting gifts from foreign officials.
On Monday, the Supreme Court dismissed a case attempting to nail Trump on charges of violating the obscure constitutional provision, ending yet another Democrat-led crusade for good.
According to the Associated Press, the high court will no longer hear arguments concerning the case because Trump’s departure from office renders the charges moot.
Trump was accused of violating the emoluments clause by accepting payments from foreign officials staying in his American hotels and patronizing his family’s many businesses.
The suits were brought by Maryland, Washington D.C., and hospitality services in New York and D.C. complaining of unfair competition from Trump’s vast empire of restaurants, resorts, and hotels.
Not only did the Supreme Court dismiss lower court rulings allowing lawsuits regarding the clause to proceed, according to the AP, the court also “directed appeals courts in New York and Richmond, Virginia, to dismiss the suits as moot now that Trump is no longer in office.”
The AP noted that this won’t be the first defeat Trump’s enemies will experience in the coming weeks, as the court dismisses similar legal challenges that are no longer relevant now that Trump is no longer in office.
The legislature may not be able to let Donald Trump go, but the Supreme Court is wasting no time gearing up for the new administration.