Updated at 1 p.m. ET
Barely a month ago, a federal judge in New York dismissed an anti-corruption lawsuit against President Trump.
But on Thursday, another federal judge, in a different courtroom, gave the same basic argument a much friendlier response.
Judge Peter Messitte, of federal district court in Greenbelt, Md., seemed sympathetic to the assertion that Trump profits from the nexus of his hotels and the presidency.