Business Transactions and President Trump's 'Emoluments' Problem
13 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2017 Last revised: 31 May 2017
Date Written: April 23, 2017
Recently, it has been argued that the term “emoluments” — as used in the Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause and Presidential Emoluments Clause — reaches any pecuniary advantage, benefit, or profit arising in connection with business transactions for value. There is good reason to doubt the correctness of this position.
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