Category: Jay Wexler

Trump rejects new lawsuit over foreign payments to his firms

Reuters Jay Wexler, School of Law President Donald Trump on Monday dismissed allegations in a new lawsuit by prominent constitutional and ethics lawyers that he is violating the U.S. Constitution by letting his hotels and other businesses accept payments from foreign governments…. Expert quote: “Either it will find that the plaintiff lacks standing, or alternatively […]

Media Should Report That President Trump Is Violating The Constitution — And It’s An Impeachable Offense

Media Matters For America Jay Wexler, School of Law According to experts, President Donald Trump’s continued ownership interest in the Trump Organization means that he is in violation of the U.S. Constitution’s Emoluments Clause, which prohibits the president from personally benefiting from actions taken by foreign governments and their agents… Expert quote: “The question is […]

Trump’s foreign deals risk Constitution clash

USA Today Jay Wexler, School of Law As president, Donald Trump could profit substantially from foreign officials seeking to influence the new leader of the free world, a development that would violate the U.S. Constitution… Expert quote: “There’s enormous potential for foreign influence over national policy, which is something we’ve always guarded against.” View full […]

New stash of legal opinions detail hurdles for Trump on emoluments ban

Politico Jay Wexler, School of Law Could wedding gifts sent to President Richard Nixon’s daughters and an offer of Irish citizenship extended to President John F. Kennedy provide the legal guideposts for President Donald Trump’s efforts to resolve conflicts of interests stemming from his business dealings in and with foreign countries?… Expert quote: “Nothing in […]

Donald Trump’s Business Dealings Test a Constitutional Limit

New York Times Jay Wexler, School of Law Not long after he took office, President Obama sought advice from the Justice Department about a potential conflict of interest involving a foreign government… Expert quote: “I’ve seen over and over how parts of the Constitution that were considered vestigial or irrelevant for decades or more can […]