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A federal judge rejected Tuesday another attempt by President Trump's representatives to stop a lawsuit alleging the Trump Organization is in breach of the Constitution's restriction on emoluments — gifts and payments — from foreign governments.

Why it matters: U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan's decision enables the nearly 200 Democrats in Congress to continue with the suit requesting the court demand Trump no longer takes funds that may violate the Constitution’s foreign emoluments clause. It represents the first time federal judges have considered such clauses concerning a sitting president.

What he's saying: U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan said in a 12-page opinion, "This case will be poised for resolution within six months; an immediate appeal would hardly materially advance its ultimate termination."

The big picture: The case could carve a conceivable path for the president's opponents to finally access his financial records — and it could ultimately land in the Supreme Court.

  • The Trump administration could try to delay or block Democrats in Congress from issuing subpoenas for Trump's business information by appealing directly to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to intervene, per the Washington Post.

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Trump says Republicans have an "obligation" to fill Ginsburg's seat

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President Trump wrote in a tweet Saturday morning that Republicans have an "obligation" to fill Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's seat on the Supreme Court following her death Friday.

What he's saying: "We were put in this position of power and importance to make decisions for the people who so proudly elected us, the most important of which has long been considered to be the selection of United States Supreme Court Justices," the president said, tagging the Republican Party. "We have this obligation, without delay!"

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  1. Global: Total confirmed cases as of 10 a.m. ET: 30,547,473 — Total deaths: 952,758— Total recoveries: 20,815,512Map.
  2. U.S.: Total confirmed cases as of 10 a.m. ET: 6,727,889 — Total deaths: 198,612 — Total recoveries: 2,556,465 — Total tests: 93,150,052Map.
  3. Politics: In reversal, CDC again recommends coronavirus testing for asymptomatic people.
  4. Health: The dwindling chances of eliminating COVID-19 — Massive USPS face mask operation called off.
  5. Business: Unemployment drop-off reverses course 1 million mortgage-holders fall through safety net.
  6. Education: At least 42% of school employees are vulnerable.
  7. World: Guatemalan president tests positive for COVID-19.

Hundreds gather to pay tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg along Supreme Court steps

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At the Supreme Court steps Friday night hundreds of people gathered to pay tribute to Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg — singing in a candlelight vigil, with some in tears.

Details: If there is a singular mood at the Supreme Court tonight, it’s some kind of a daze manifested by silence.