Alexandra Widas  //  10/21/17  //  Topic Update


The DOJ could argue that the Foreign Emoluments Clause does not apply to elected officials such as the president, write Josh Blackman and Seth Barrett Tillman (WSJ).

Wednesday morning, a federal judge will hear arguments in the Emoluments case against President Trump brought by CREW and private plaintiffs (NPR).

Judge Daniels heard oral argument on CREW v. Trump, a challenge to President Trump's receipt of emoluments (WSJNYT).

Coverage continues of the SDNY emoluments oral argument (NY MagVanity Fair). 


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.