ABSTRACT

Emoluments Clauses of the U.S. Constitution [January 30, 2019]   [open pdf - 315KB]

"Recent litigation involving President Trump has raised a number of legal issues concerning formerly obscure constitutional provisions that prohibit the acceptance or receipt of 'emoluments' in certain circumstances. This In Focus provides an overview of these constitutional provisions, highlighting several unsettled legal areas concerning their meaning and scope, and reviewing the status of ongoing litigation against President Trump based on alleged violations of the Emoluments Clauses."

Report Number:
CRS In Focus, IF11086
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Date:
2019-01-30
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/
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pdf
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application/pdf
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