Originally published 02/01/2017
Corey M. Brooks
It sounds like the arguments made in antebellum America by proslavery activists.
Originally published 01/31/2017
Richard J. Morris
A careful review of the way the word was used in the 18th century shows this.
Originally published 12/28/2016
"Never in American history has a president-elect presented more conflict of interest questions and foreign entanglements than Donald Trump."
Originally published 12/15/2016
Can Donald Trump Profit from Businesses with Connections to Foreign Governments Once He’s President?
Lawrence A. Peskin
Some suggest he’d be in violation of the Emoluments Clause in the Constitution. They’re wrong.
Originally published 12/02/2016
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.
Originally published 11/28/2016
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.
Originally published 11/16/2016
It goes all the way back to George Washington.
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