Emoluments Clause

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In Record-Setting Move, 196 Lawmakers Sue Trump

The 'emoluments clause' is what's at play, again

(Newser) - As far as records go, it's a dubious one for President Trump, who was on Wednesday sued by the highest number of lawmakers to ever sue a president, per Reuters . It puts the count at 196 Democrats, with 30 senators and 166 representatives listed as plaintiffs in a suit... More »

2 Attorneys General Say Trump Is Violating the Constitution

DC, Maryland officials are suing over the president's business interests

(Newser) - Prepare to hear a lot about something called the "emoluments clause." It's the linchpin of a lawsuit being filed Monday against President Trump by two Democratic attorneys general, reports Reuters . AGs Brian Frosh of Maryland and Karl Racine of Washington, DC, say Trump is violating the Constitution... More »

Ethics Lawyers Sue Trump

They are suing over 'unconstitutional' foreign payments

(Newser) - An ethics watchdog group has filed a lawsuit against President Trump on his first full weekday in office, the AP reports. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, a liberal advocacy group that includes constitutional scholars and former White House ethics lawyers, says Trump is in violation of the constitution'... More »

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