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Trump Emoluments Challengers Face Skeptical Appeals Court Panel

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A panel of federal appeals judges was openly skeptical of two Democratic attorneys general challenging President Donald Trump’s ability to make money from foreign and domestic government visitors at his luxury hotel in Washington.

Opposition to the president might actually help drive up business at other local hotels because his detractors wouldn’t want to stay in an establishment bearing his name, U.S. Circuit Court Judge Dennis Shedd said at a sometimes contentious two-hour hearing in Richmond, Virginia.