The Hill reports:
The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday requested that a judge allow a higher court review previous rulings in favor of a lawsuit alleging President Trump has violated the Emoluments Clause.
The DOJ attorneys argue in the filing that there is enough “difference of opinion” on the legal questions in the lawsuit, including the definition of the Emoluments Clause, that an appeals court should review Judge Emmet Sullivan’s rulings before the case advances.
And the Justice Department, which is representing the president in the lawsuit filed by more than 200 Democratic lawmakers, argue that the “exceptional circumstances” of the case mean that a higher court should review its merits even before the lawsuit advances in district court.
US District Judge Emmet Sullivan on April 30 ruled in favor of US Senate and House Democrats who contend Trump is violating the Constitution’s check against conflicts of interest https://t.co/h4e3w0rPvh /// The challengers oppose DOJ’s move to pause the case
— Mike Scarcella (@MikeScarcella) May 14, 2019
Trump would like to take the emoluments clause case in DC up to the DC Circuit now, please. As was true in the emoluments case in MD, Trump has lost at every turn here so far — the MD case is pending before the 4th Circuit right now https://t.co/3on1oZ4adj pic.twitter.com/zFzQ5ZknSO
— Zoe Tillman (@ZoeTillman) May 14, 2019