//  6/4/17  //  Topic Update

The word "emolument" as used by William Blackstone covered a wide array of transactionsreports John Mikhail at Balkanization.

  • Jed Shugerman elaborates on this "Blackstone breakthrough" at Shugerblog.

The CREW Emoluments Clause lawsuit against President Trump added Eric Goode, owner of New York hotels, to its lawsuit, further buttressing the claim to standing (NYT).

President Trump has extensive business interests in Saudi Arabia and Israel, two of the countries he visited on his first presidential trip abroad, details Maya Gold (CREW).

The New York Times follows up on President Trump’s promise to donate proceeds from the new Trump Hotel to the U.S. Treasury, and doesn’t like what it finds.

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.