UPDATE 1-Appeals court throws out Democrats' 'emoluments' lawsuit over Trump businesses

Jan Wolfe

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Washington, Feb 7 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Friday threw out a lawsuit brought by Democratic lawmakers alleging President Donald Trump's overseas business dealings violate the U.S. Constitution's anti-corruption "emoluments" clauses.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit said a group of more than 200 Democratic lawmakers lacked legal "standing" to bring the case in the first place.

(Reporting by Jan Wolfe Editing by Chizu Nomiyama)