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Why ‘Emoluments’ Might Mean Headaches for Trump: QuickTake Q&A

Why ‘Emoluments’ Might Mean Headaches for Trump: QuickTake Q&A

By Ben Brody and Bob Van Voris, Bloomberg News America’s founding fathers probably didn’t envision Donald Trump. They did, however, think to include a sentence in the U.S. Constitution that today strikes some critics as an appropriate check on the businessman-president. Chatter about the provision, known as the “emoluments clause,” has intensified following Trump’s inauguration, his

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Trump Crackdown Confronts California Sanctuaries in Court

by Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg News The Trump administration has embarked on a border patrol agent recruiting drive and begun aggressive stings to arrest undocumented immigrants amid the president’s call for upping deportations. Standing in its way are so-called sanctuary cities that refuse to detain some potential deportees. Those jurisdictions are fighting back, with two of

Demonstrators gather in front of the newly opened Trump International Hotel to protest against Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Trump’s Washington Hotel Seen Facing New Set of Legal Challenges

By Hui-Yong Yu, Bloomberg News A U.S. agency ruling affirming President Donald Trump’s right to operate a hotel in a Washington building leased from the government has opened a potential new legal battle over whether the contract grants him benefits in violation of the Constitution. Under the so-called domestic emoluments clause, the president is prohibited

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Fund Client Explains Decision to Fire Morgan Lewis

Before the Wallace Global Fund fired Morgan Lewis & Bockius as its outside law firm late last month over its representation of President Donald J. Trump, the $150 million grant-making organization set about trying to find a new law firm. “There was another D.C. firm that had someone I thought would have been perfect,” said Scott Wallace,

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Law Firm Partner’s Twitter Account Draws Questions During Vetting

Sullivan & Cromwell’s Brent McIntosh holds an impressive resume with stints in the White House and top positions in the U.S. Department of Justice. Will his use of Twitter sabotage the next stage in his career, as the proposed general counsel of the U.S. Treasury Department? The co-head of S&C’s cybersecurity practice had been selected to be the agency’s top

U.S. President Donald Trump pauses after signing executive orders in the Hall of Heroes at the Department of Defense in Arlington, Virginia, U.S. on Friday, Jan. 27, 2017. Photographer: Olivier Douliery/Pool via Bloomberg

Trump Organization’s Ethics Team Tied to Trump U, Dark Money

By Bob Van Voris and Bill Allison, Bloomberg News In assembling a team to navigate potential ethical conflicts, the Trump Organization picked one lawyer who helped defend Trump University and another who helps raise “dark money” for Republican candidates. Bobby R. Burchfield, a commercial litigator and political lawyer with the law firm King & Spalding,


Trump Pushes Morgan Lewis Center Stage

It’s not often that a Big Law partner is thrust into the international spotlight in the way that Morgan Lewis & Bockius’ Sheri Dillon was on Wednesday morning. In his first press conference since July, President-elect Donald J. Trump introduced Dillon as the lawyer tasked with ironing out any conflicts created by his myriad business interests

A poster featuring former U.S. President Ronald Reagan sits on display during The Family Leadership Summit in Ames, Iowa, U.S., in 2015.  Photographer: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

Reagan’s Lesson for Trump: Listen to the Lawyers

By Cass R. Sunstein, Bloomberg View The last time progressives were this alarmed about a presidential transition, there were just two Star Wars movies, “Dallas” was the most-watched show on TV, and Ronald Reagan, dismissed by many as an actor and an extremist, was about to become commander-in-chief. At the time, I was a young lawyer