by David O. Stewart
History showed them why they had to be concerned.
by Joshua Zeitz
The Justice Department’s lawyers are getting the founding fathers all wrong.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
In a 70-page legal brief responding to a liberal watchdog group’s lawsuit, the administration said that market-rate payments for goods or services made to the president’s real estate, hotel and golf companies do not constitute emoluments as defined by the Constitution.
by Corey M. Brooks
It sounds like the arguments made in antebellum America by proslavery activists.
by Richard J. Morris
A careful review of the way the word was used in the 18th century shows this.
SOURCE: Brookings Institution
"Never in American history has a president-elect presented more conflict of interest questions and foreign entanglements than Donald Trump."
Can Donald Trump Profit from Businesses with Connections to Foreign Governments Once He’s President?
by Lawrence A. Peskin
Some suggest he’d be in violation of the Emoluments Clause in the Constitution. They’re wrong.
Why Trump Would Almost Certainly Be Violating the Constitution If He Continues to Own His Businesses
The meaning of the Emoluments Clause is fairly clear. And it all goes back to a diamond-encrusted snuffbox Ben Franklin got from Louis XVI.
SOURCE: Constitution Daily
President-elect Donald J. Trump might have some unique decisions to make about how his business assets are managed as he serves in the White House, thanks to an obscure constitutional clause.
SOURCE: Time Magazine
It goes all the way back to George Washington.
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