Appeals Court Suspends Emoluments Suit After Trump’s DOJ Complains Shutdown Hinders Their Defense Work

Talking Points Memo reports:

The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals froze a lawsuit accusing Trump of violating the constitution’s emoluments clause, after DOJ attorneys asked for a halt to their appeal, saying that the ongoing government shutdown will prevent them from doing their work.

“The Department does not know when funding will be restored by Congress,” DOJ attorneys representing Trump in the case wrote in a Wednesday filing. The appeals court approved the request the same day. “The briefing schedule is suspended pending further order of the court,” the order reads.