President Trump’s Washington D.C hotel is in the middle of a legal firestorm. Three separate lawsuits allege that Trump’s luxury hotel violates the Constitution’s anti-corruption clause — known in lawyerly circles as emoluments. Here’s a breakdown of the controversy.
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The emoluments clause, explained
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