US ethics lawsuits against Trump part of groups' political strategy - Reuters

U.S. President Donald Trump speaks while signing executive orders at the White House in Washington January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque. By Andrew Chung and Dan Levine. Legal advocacy groups seeking to challenge President Donald Trump ...

The Emoluments Clause for Dummies - Wall Street Journal

In the age of Trump, everyone's an expert. Case in point: On Monday a group of attorneys and scholars asked a federal court to declare that President Trump is violating the Constitution's Emoluments Clause. Suddenly, thousands of people on Facebook and ...

Chemerinsky, other scholars file suit claiming emoluments clause violations by Trump - ABA Journal

Updated: Several prominent legal scholars have filed a lawsuit (PDF) that claims payments by foreign powers to President Donald Trump's companies violate the Constitution's emoluments clause. The suit was filed Monday in the Southern District of New ...

Constitutional Suit Against Trump Faces Hurdles - Bloomberg

The headline issue in the first lawsuit against President Donald Trump is whether it is a violation of the emoluments clause of the Constitution for his hotels and properties to be paid by foreign governments. But if a court actually decides this tough ...

See You in Court, Mr. President - Slate Magazine

On Monday, ethics watchdog Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington sued President Donald Trump for violating the Emoluments Clause, a constitutional provision that prohibits federal officials from accepting “any present, emolument, office, ...

What the emoluments lawsuit against Trump is all about - Quartz

An organization of top American legal scholars (including former White House lawyers) filed a lawsuit against US president Donald Trump on Monday, January 23, claiming the freshly inaugurated head of state has already violated the Constitution by ...

Gregg Jarrett: The first (and frivolous) lawsuit against President Trump - Fox News

If you're in the mood for a good chuckle, try reading the first lawsuit filed against the new president since he was sworn in. ADVERTISEMENT. The man hasn't even unpacked his collection of red silk ties… and already he stands accused of corruption ...

A watchdog sues Donald Trump over foreign payments to his companies - The Economist (blog)

UNLIKE his predecessor, Donald Trump did not teach constitutional law before becoming president. Yet owing to some of his positions on individual rights, Mr Trump's ascension to the presidency promises new opportunities for Americans to become more ...

Emoluments lawsuit: Political maneuvering or a viable tactic? - Christian Science Monitor

At issue is the seldom-litigated Foreign Emoluments Clause, which the plaintiffs say President Trump began violating Friday upon taking the oath of office. Monitor's Best: Top 5. Cover Story Trump vs. the media: the war over facts · Cover Story Letter ...

Who can sue Trump over emoluments? - CNN

(CNN) Three days into office, President Donald Trump was sued for allegedly violating the Constitution he took an oath to defend, but questions remain whether those behind the lawsuit have any standing to pursue a case. The central legal argument ...

Looking at the Foreign Emoluments Clause lawsuit against President Trump - Constitution Daily (blog)

An organization is suing President Donald Trump for conflicts of interest, in what could be the start of an interesting legal debate in court about an obscure constitutional provision. Creative Commons: Bin im Garten. In recent weeks, the Foreign ...

Group to sue Trump over potential payments from foreign governments - UPI.com

The group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington announced Sunday it plans to file suit against President Donald Trump, pictured during a swearing-in ceremony at the White House on January 22, 2017, alleging that his decision not to place ...

Washington Watchdog Sues Trump for Blatantly Breaking Constitution Anti-Corruption Clause - AlterNet

A lawsuit argues that foreigners hold sway because they control Trump's loans, licenses, income and more. By Steven Rosenfeld / AlterNet. January 23, 2017. Print · 189 COMMENTS. Photo Credit: Image by Shutterstock, Copyright (c) Hunter Bliss.

Lawsuit by Ethics Experts Claims Trump's Overseas Interests Violate Constitution - The Root

A lawsuit was filed in federal court Monday by a team of ethics experts and legal scholars alleging that President Donald Trump's overseas businesses violate the Constitution's emoluments clause, which prohibits presidents from taking money from ...

Fmr Ethics Czar: Trump Holdings Likely Violate Constitution - Fox News Insider

A member of a team of bipartisan lawyers have been warning President Trump that his remaining connections to his family's company's large amount of real estate and other holdings may be in violation of the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution.

Explaining the lawsuit and lingering concern over Trump's business dealings - PBS NewsHour

A federal lawsuit filed Monday alleges that President Trump is violating the emoluments clause of the Constitution, which bars government officials from receiving certain types of gifts from foreign powers or governments. William Brangham talks with ...

Watchdog group files lawsuit against President Trump; says business ties violate Constitution - News 12 New Jersey

FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump leaves the President's Room of the Senate at the Capitol after he formally signed his cabinet nominations into law, in Washington. A legal watchdog group plans to file a lawsuit ...

Does the emoluments clause lawsuit against President Trump stand a chance? - Washington Post

Monday morning, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a liberal government watchdog organization, joined with several prominent law professors to file a lawsuit against President Trump alleging that he is in violation of the ...

Trump Foreign Profits in Violation of Constitution, Suit Claims - ABC News

Two days after staff at Donald Trump's Washington hotel dropped balloons and popped champagne corks to salute his inauguration, America's first billionaire President was put on notice – he is being sued because of profits that the hotel and other ...

Liberal watchdog group sues Trump, alleging he violated constitutional ban - Washington Post

A liberal watchdog group filed a lawsuit against President Trump in federal court on Monday alleging that he is in violation of a little-known constitutional provision that bars him from taking gifts or payments from foreign governments. The group ...