June 14, 2017
ACS Briefing Call: DC and Maryland v. Trump
On June 12, DC Attorney General Karl Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh filed suit against President Donald Trump for violations of the Constitution’s Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses. The suit alleges that the president has not properly distanced himself from the Trump Organization and its various holdings, and has used his position to benefit the Organization. According to the Complaint, Maryland and DC have suffered proprietary and financial harms as a result of the president’s business entanglements.
On June 14, the American Constitution Society hosted a discussion with DC Attorney General Karl Racine and Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh, who discussed their case, and Fordham Law Professor Jed Shugerman, an expert on the Emoluments Clause who put the case in context.
- Caroline Fredrickson, president, American Constitution Society, Moderator
- Karl Racine, Washington, DC attorney general
- Brian Frosh, Maryland attorney general
- Jed Shugerman, professor, Fordham University School of Law
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