Emoluments Clause

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Hypothetical Hot Dogs May Be Bad News for Trump

Comes up in lawsuit over business interests, could affect release of tax returns

(Newser) - Controversy over President Trump's refusal to release his tax returns may have fallen off the political radar, but it resurfaced in a very real way in a Manhattan courtroom on Wednesday. As NPR reports, that's where a hearing unfolded as part of a lawsuit brought by the watchdog... More »

Trump Responds to 'Emoluments' Case Against Him

President asks judge to toss case brought by attorneys general

(Newser) - President Trump asked a judge on Friday to throw out a lawsuit alleging he is violating the Constitution by using his office to profit from his hotels and other properties, the AP reports. Trump is arguing that the attorneys general of Maryland and DC do not have standing to bring... More »

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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