Marvin Mandel

Marylanders are served by emoluments lawsuit

Marylanders are served by emoluments lawsuit

Recently, a letter writer from Harford County posed a question regarding Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh’s participation in the so-called Emoluments Clause lawsuit alleging that President Donald Trump violated the U.S. Constitution by accepting payment from foreign and state governments without congressional approval. His question for the editor (and, one presumes, the general public) is this, essentially: What’s in it for Maryland?

“Suppose Attorney General Brian Frosh ‘wins’ his case against President Donald Trump,” the correspondent wondered, “what will the citizens of Maryland gain?”

It is unsurprising, of course, that the lawsuit in question is much on the minds...