January 26, 2018

AT LEAST JUSTICIABLE:

Judge seems open to emoluments suit against Trump : A Maryland federal judge signals he's not persuaded by a New York colleague's decision tossing out parallel case. (JOSH GERSTEIN 01/25/2018, Politico)

Messitte said he thought U.S. District Court Judge George Daniels was too quick to cast aside arguments that competitors to Trump's businesses have legal standing to challenge benefits he's receiving from his hotels, buildings and other ventures.

"He just said that in a sentence. There was no analysis at all," Messitte said after Justice Department attorney Brett Shumate invoked Daniels' opinion. "There's very little analysis in his declarations. ... I'm not really bound by even the logic at this point, with all respect to Judge Daniels."

A short time later, Messitte took another swipe at Daniels' decision, suggesting it won't be of much benefit to Trump in the suit filed last June by the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. Both Messitte and Daniels are appointees of President Bill Clinton.



Posted by at January 26, 2018 9:15 AM

  

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