Tag Archives: Emoluments

Sills on the Foreign Emoluments Clause

Deborah Sills (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted The Foreign Emoluments Clause: Protecting Our National Security Interests (Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 26, No. 1 2018) on SSRN.  Here is the abstract: Classical republican ideals, including concerns that corruption and … Continue reading

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Judge Appears Sympathetic to Emoluments Lawsuit Against President Trump

Last December, several plaintiffs unsuccessfully attempted to sue President Trump over the bond between his presidency and his financial empire. Federal district judge, George Daniels, dismissed the claims that President Trump is violating the Emoluments Clause. Daniels determined the plaintiffs’ … Continue reading

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[Josh Blackman] The Emoluments Clauses Litigation, Part 7: The President’s Acceptance or Receipt of Profits is not “Executive Action”

Throughout the Emoluments Clauses litigation (See Parts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5), we have made three primary arguments in amicus briefs filed with federal district courts in New York, the District of Columbia, and Maryland: (i) that the payments … Continue reading

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District Court Tries Too Hard To Duck Emoluments Clause Case

by Michael DorfLast week Federal District Judge George B. Daniels of the SDNY dismissed the lawsuit pending in his court against President Trump alleging violations of the (foreign and domestic) Emoluments Clauses on multiple procedural grounds. In under 30 double-spaced … Continue reading

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CREW's Emoluments Case Kicked for Lack of Standing

Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School A federal judge ruled today that CREW and other plaintiffs lacked standing to sue President Trump for Emoluments Clause violations. We posted most recently on the case here. The ruling ends the case,… … Continue reading

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