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US Supreme Court ends lawsuits on whether Trump illegally profited off his presidency

The US Supreme Court brings an end to lawsuits over whether Donald Trump illegally profited off his presidency.

The justices throw out Trump’s challenge to lower court rulings that had allowed lawsuits to go forward, alleging that he violated the Constitution’s emoluments clause by accepting payments from foreign and domestic officials who stay at the Trump International Hotel.

The high court orders the lower court rulings thrown out as well, and directs appeals courts in New York and Richmond, Virginia, to dismiss the suits as moot now that Trump is no longer in office.

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