13 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2017 Last revised: 17 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, circa June 2017, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2957162.