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Presidential Power

Readings and resources concerning presidential power.

Ethics - Former Lobbyists

Justin Elliott, Trump's Watered Down Ethics Rules Let a Lobbyist Help Run an Agency He Lobbied, ProPublica, Feb. 10, 2017 (focusing on a Dept. of Labor appointment).

Exec. Order No. 13,770, 82 Fed. Reg. 9333 (Jan. 28, 2017)

Emoluments Clause

District of Columbia & Maryland v. Trump, 8:17-cv-01596 (D. Md. filed June 12, 2017). Collection of filings available on DC Attorney General website.

Brett Neely, Court Allows Emoluments Case Against Trump Over D.C. Hotel To Proceed, NPR (May 14, 2020).

  • 4th Cir. page links to opinions in In re Trump and District of Columbia v. Trump

GSA Inspector General Report

Office of Inspections, General Services Administration, No. JE 19-002, Evaluation of GSA's Management and Administration of the Old Post Office Building Lease,  (Jan. 16, 2019) (redacted).

Trump's Business Interests - Podcast