//  4/12/18  //  In-Depth Analysis

On a new episode of Versus Trump, Jason and Charlie revisit two lawsuits in which the Plaintiffs have recently successfully fought off motions to dismiss and been allowed to proceed. And in a new installment of "Sanctions Corner with Uncle Charlie," Charlie answers questions about the FBI raid on the office of Trump lawyer Michael Cohen. As usual, you can listen online below, and subscribe via this page with any podcast player or here in iTunes. 

Jason and Charlie start the discussion by discussing DC and Maryland v. Trump, an Emoluments Clause case. They discuss the district court's recent decision holding that the state plaintiffs there had standing to proceed, and they explain why parts of the decision make good sense, while other aspects are a bit harder to understand. They then move on to the New York state court case of Summer Zervos v. Trump, in which former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos has sued Trump for defamation. A trial court judge in New York recently denied Trump's request to kick the case out of court on the grounds that Zervos could not litigate in state court against a sitting President, and Jason and Charlie have good things to say about the court's concise and elegant opinion. Finally, Uncle Charlie—always on the lookout for lawyer misconduct—answers a few questions about the recent FBI raid on Michael Cohen's office, even though he has to rely on press reports because the search warrant has not yet been made public.

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Links

  • Legal materials in the Maryland Emoluments Clause case are here. The court's decision is here.
  • The decision in the Summer Zervos case is here.
  • The US Attorney manual guidance on searching the premises of law offices is here.

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