NEW YORK — The Latest on the lawsuit that contends President Donald Trump has violated the Constitution because his businesses accept money from foreign governments (all times local):
A lawsuit accuses Donald Trump of violating the Constitution because his businesses accept payments from foreign governments, and a judge wants the group behind the case to justify its legal right to sue the president.
The suit by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington alleges that Trump's hotels in Washington and New York attract foreign business — in violation of the Constitution.
The left-leaning public policy group says the payments and what its calls an unfair business advantage run afoul of a part of the Constitution that's supposed to prohibit the payment of foreign money to an American president.
U.S. District Judge George B. Daniels in New York has asked a lawyer for the policy group whether Congress — not the courts — is better suited to address that question.
The Department of Justice has sought to dismiss the case.