A federal judge on Thursday seemed likely to allow an emoluments case against President Donald Trump over his business ties to move forward despite the dismissal of a similar suit in New York last year.

U.S. District Judge Peter Messitte, an appointee of President Bill Clinton, sat for nearly six hours of oral argument in the case brought by the attorneys general of Washington, D.C., and Maryland. The proceedings in Maryland focused largely on whether the state and district can establish standing to bring their claim that Trump is violating the Constitution’s foreign and domestic emoluments clauses when he accepts payments from foreign and domestic governments via his hotels and other businesses.

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