A three-judge panel is hearing a case Wednesday morning that challenges Hillary Clinton's "constitutional eligibility" to serve as the government's Secretary of State. The hearing comes as a result of a lawsuit filed by conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch on behalf of Foreign Service Officer and State Department employee David Rodearmel.
No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been increased during such time; and no Person holding any Office under the United States, shall be a Member of either House during his Continuance in Office.
In a press release, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton explains: "The 'emoluments' or salary of the U.S. Secretary of State increased at least three times during Mrs. Clinton's most recent U.S. Senate term. That term, which began on January 4, 2007, does not expire until January 2013, regardless of Mrs. Clinton's resignation. "
Judicial Watch filed numerous unsuccessful lawsuits against the Clintons during the Clinton administration.