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.
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation
Tillman, Seth Barrett, Business Transactions and President Trump's 'Emoluments' Problem (April 23, 2017). Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Vol. 40, No. 3, pp.759-771, 2017. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2957162.