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04/26/2017

Seth Barrett Tillman: Business Transactions and President Trump's 'Emoluments' Problem
Michael Ramsey

Seth Barrett Tillman (National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) - Faculty of Law) has posted Business Transactions and President Trump's 'Emoluments' Problem on SSRN.  Here is the 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.

(For related thoughts by Eugene Kontorvich and Andy Grewal, see here.)

ADDENDUM:  Also -- of course -- here from Robert Natelson.