Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. Donald J. Trump Amicus Brief
January 23, 2017 – CREW filed Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. Donald J. Trump with the District Court for the Southern District of New York to stop the president from violating the Constitution by illegally receiving payments from foreign governments.
The foreign emoluments clause of the Constitution prohibits Trump from receiving anything of value from foreign governments, including foreign government-owned businesses, without the approval of Congress.
The Attorneys General of the District of Columbia and Maryland filed a similar suit on June 12, 2017.
Sarah Chayes filed an Amicus brief that accompanies both suits
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Corruption: Violent Extremism, Kleptocracy, and the Dangers of Failing Governance
June 30, 2016
Senate Foreign Relations Committee
The problem of corruption should be central to foreign and international trade policy, and should inform the way U.S. assistance—military as well as civilian—is designed.