Business Transactions and President Trump's 'Emoluments' Problem

13 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2017 Last revised: 31 May 2017

Seth Barrett Tillman

National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) - Faculty of Law

Date Written: April 23, 2017

Abstract

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

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.

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