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Emmet Sullivan Judge Emmet Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for D.C. May 27, 2009. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi/ALM.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit will now decide whether Democrats’ lawsuit alleging President Donald Trump is violating the Constitution’s emoluments clause can advance after a district judge stayed his own ruling Wednesday.

U.S. District Judge Emmet Sullivan of the District of Columbia granted the Justice Department’s request to stay the lawsuit and allow the circuit court to review his previous rulings that found the case could move forward.

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Jacqueline Thomsen

Jacqueline Thomsen, based in Washington, is a reporter covering D.C. federal courts and the legal side of politics. Contact her at [email protected] and follow her on Twitter @jacq_thomsen.

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