A Profiteering Presidency?: A Conversation on the Emoluments Clause Litigation with Richard Painter ’87
- 10:00AM to 11:00AM
- SLB Room 122
Before the Trump presidency, few of us had any idea that there was such a thing as the Foreign Emoluments Clause in the Constitution. We now know that it exists, but we still aren’t quite sure what it means—or, at least, the courts aren’t yet sure. But there are three ongoing lawsuits against President Trump—in New York, Virginia, and D.C.—alleging that he is illegally profiting from his office through his family businesses in violation of this anti-corruption constitutional provision.