//  6/25/17  //  Topic Update

The Department of Justice’s narrow reading of the term “emolument” is at odds with the Founders’ vision of an Executive free of undue influence from foreign governmentsargues Simon Stern on Take Care.    

Professor Seth Barrett Tillman filed an amicus brief in support of the government in the CREW Emoluments Clause suit on Friday.

  • The brief is here.
  • Josh Blackman, who prepared the brief, summarizes it at his blog.

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.