//  4/9/17  //  Topic Update

President Trump pledged to donate his first quarter salary to the National Park Service, pursuant to his campaign promise to work for free (NYTWaPo).

State laws requiring financial disclosures as a condition for presidential candidates to appear on ballots are likely constitutional, argues Danielle Lang on Take Care.

  • However, Derek T. Muller argues that States cannot regulate access to ballots in order to achieve preferred political outcomes, including the release of President Trump’s tax returns (NYT).

Updates | The Week of January 22, 2018

1/28/18  //  Daily Update

A federal district judge in Maryland heard arguments in a case brought by several state attorneys general contending that President Trump's business interests violate the Emoluments Clause.

Update | The Week of November 27, 2017

12/4/17  //  Daily Update

Michael Flynn's work on behalf of the Turkish government figures into Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of the Trump campaign.

Jeffrey Stein

Columbia Law School

Updates | The Week of October 23, 2017

10/31/17  //  Daily Update

The DOJ reversed its prior concession that the Foreign Emoluments Clause applies to the President. Oral arguments in the first Emoluments Clause challenge lingered on whether the issue is a nonjusticiable political question.