The Scotsman reports:
Legal efforts to force Scottish ministers to scrutinise the financing of Donald Trump’s golf and hotel resorts have overcome a significant hurdle, after the Court of Session granted permission for campaigners to seek a judicial review of the Scottish Government’s position.
Avaaz, a US-based non-profit activism organisation, petitioned Scotland’s highest court after MSPs rejected calls to pursue an Unexplained Wealth Order (UWO) against the former US president’s Scottish firms.
Nick Flynn, legal director at Avaaz, said the judgement would help seek answers about Mr Trump’s purchase of Turnberry. “Today’s win means Scottish ministers will now be challenged in court over their ongoing failure to seek an UWO to investigate Trump’s suspicious Turnberry purchase,” he said.
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EXCL: Scotland’s highest court has granted permission for campaigners to seek a judicial review of the Scottish Govt’s stance over an Unexplained Wealth Order against former US president Donald Trump, amid ongoing Qs of how his resorts are financed. https://t.co/J0nwQIMyBd
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