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One significant flaw in the complaint exposes the standing of the gov't.s of MD and the D.C. to dismissal: The complaint does not refer to any material evidence of loss, or injury, to their sovereign rights that instantiates "unfair competition" enjoyed by the defendant at their expense and that of their um "residents" and casinos.

For example, plaintiffs have not submitted gross tax receipts in the period at issue --at least Nov 2016 to present-- with the claims to the court as exhibits. Such exhibits typically would be cited in the brief, if they support prima facie claim of harm(s)including but not limited to racketeering, for instance, and do not rely on court-ordered discovery of defendant's business records or personal income tax documents filed with state and federal treasuries.

Instead the brief relies in the main on press reports, the Comey Method rather than Federal Rules of Evidence. Not a constructive strategy for a "landmark" decision.

"Prayer for Relief"
Plaintiffs principled arguments of harm, suborned by the defendant's alleged violations of federal and state emolument prohibitions, however, tend to undermine the foundations of capitalist enterprise that ordinary "residents" hold dear, namely usufruct, personalty, and realty in the private domain; or advocate for another coat of socialist profit atop public-private-partnership that the office of the POTUS purportedly represents.

I look forward to that remedy which the solomonic court of the united states will propose ... with the advice and consent of the several landowners populating congress.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Tue Jun 13th, 2017 at 02:13:52 PM EST
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