The plaintiffs accuse the President of violating the Constitution.
The Federal court of appeals of the United States decided to resume consideration of the lawsuit, the defendant in which is the President of the United States Donald Trump, CNN Life reported.
The plaintiffs, who include organization “Citizens for responsibility and ethics,” argue that President Trump violated the Constitution by profiting at the expense of foreign and American officials who use hotels, resorts, and restaurants owned by him. According to the plaintiffs, this makes the US President vulnerable to outside influence.
The US Constitution prohibits the President from accepting gifts or payments from foreign governments without congressional consent.
The appeals court overturned the verdict of the lower court, which dismissed the lawsuit because the plaintiffs could not prove that they had suffered from Trump’s actions.
The US Department of Justice, which represents President Trump, can appeal the court’s decision.