University of Michigan Law School
Civil Rights Litigation Clearinghouse
Title "Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, et al v. Trump"
Date Sep 13, 2019
Author Constitutional Accountability Center
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Abstract The Foreign Emoluments Clause requires federal officeholders, including the President, to first seek and obtain the consent of Congress before accepting any gifts, payments, or benefits from foreign states. The Domestic Emoluments Clause prohibits the President from accepting any “emoluments” from the federal government, or state or local governments, other than his fixed presidential compensation. President Trump has refused to do what prior Presidents have done and divest himself from his business holdings by establishing a blind trust. As a result, he has a continuing financial interest in businesses around the country and the world and is enriched every time his businesses receive benefits from foreign governments, the federal government, or state or local governments.
Source Constitutional Accountability Center

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case Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) v. Trump (PR-NY-0002)

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