Alexandra Widas  //  6/11/17  //  Topic Update


On Take Care, Jed Shugerman writes that arguments that George Washington's violations of the Emoluments Clause legitimize President Trump's Emoluments Clause violation are incorrect.  

President Trump is not built for the challenge of separating his public responsibility from his private legal interests, writes former White House Counsel Bob Bauer at Lawfare.

The Trump Organization announced plans for a new three-star hotel chain with “patriotic flair,” which will make its debut in Mississippi, a state that President Trump won by 18 points (NYTWaPo). 

Eric Trump says he still discusses Trump Organization business matters with President Trump, but claims it is impossible for the President to have conflicts of interest (Politico).

Democrats plan to sue Trump over conflicts of interest arising out of the emoluments clause.

The New Yorker takes a look at how the Trump White House is undermining ethics requirements.

Matthew Stephenson provides an update on the various conflict of interest issues facing the Trump Administration at The Global Corruption 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.