If a federal judge allows the case to proceed, Racine and Frosh say, one of the first steps will be to demand through the discovery process copies of Trump’s personal tax returns to gauge the extent of his foreign business dealings. That fight would most likely end up before the Supreme Court, the two said, with Trump’s attorneys having to defend why the returns should remain private.


So, before, I thought this emoluments thing was a Leftist pipe dream. While they had legal experts on to discuss it on NPR, it didn't seem like it would ever amount to much to me. And that was for the simple reason that, no one in a position of power like these two Attorneys General were doing anything about it, and that's a pretty powerful non-endorsement to me.

But with this change, we'll see what happens. Maybe it gets shot down immediately anyway by the federal courts.

posted by mk: 348 days ago