Foreign Influence and the Presidency

On Tuesday, Jan. 24, ACS hosted a briefing call featuring Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor at Harvard Law School; Deepak Gupta, appellate advocate and principal at Gupta Wessler PLLC and Joshua Matz associate at Robbins Russell LLP. These three leading lawyers discussed the lawsuit alleging that Trump is violating the Emoluments Clause of the Constitution by allowing his businesses to accept payments from foreign governments. The participants addressed the following questions:
  • What are "emoluments" and is Trump receiving them?
  • Is this a political question? Are there jurisdictional questions?
  • Who has standing to bring cases in regards to a violation of the Emoluments Clause?
  • What is the remedy?

Featured Speakers:
Caroline Fredrickson, ACS president, moderator
Deepak Gupta, partner, Gupta Wessler PLLC
Joshua Matz, associate, Robbins Russell LLP
Laurence H. Tribe, Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Harvard Law School

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