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Wednesday, February 28, 2018

A Work in Progress: Select Bibliography of Court filings and Other Sources Regarding the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses Cases

Pre-litigation sources:
Sheri Dillon et al., Morgan, Lewis & Bockius (“MLB”) LLP White Paper, Conflicts of Interest and the President (Jan. 11, 2017), https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/3280261/MLB-White-Paper-1-10-Pm.pdf [https://perma.cc/B8BU-X4U3]. 


CREW v. Trump (SDNY, and 2d Circuit)
Second Amended Complaint, CREW v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 1:17-cv-00458-RA (S.D.N.Y. May 10, 2017) (Abrams, J.), Dkt. No. 28, 2017 WL 2734681, http://guptawessler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Second-Amended-Complaint.pdf (CREW v. Trump was subsequently transferred from Judge Abrams (RA) to Judge Daniels (GBD)). 

CREW v. Trump, DOJ’s Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion to Dismiss (Second Amended Complaint), 2017 WL 3421202, http://guptawessler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2017-06-09-35-MTD-Mem.pdf

CREW v. Trump, Plaintiffs’ Opposition Brief, 2017 WL 3444116, http://guptawessler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/EmolumentsBrief.pdf.  

CREW v. Trump, DOJ’s Reply Brief, Dkt. No. 94, 2017 WL 7803918, https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4059636/document-19885574.pdf.  

Legal Historians Brief—Amicus filing in Support of Plaintiffs: 2017 WL 5483629, 2017 U.S. Dist. Ct. Motions LEXIS 406, http://guptawessler.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/LegalHistorians.pdf.  

Brief of Ethics Officers—Amicus filing in Support of Plaintiffs: Dkt. No. 71-1, 2017 WL 7795993http://guptawessler.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/GovtEthicsOfficials.pdf.  

Brief of Scholars of Admin Law, Con Law, and Federal Jurisdiction—Amicus filing in Support of Plaintiffs: Dkt. No. 64-1, 2017 WL 7795996, http://guptawessler.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Scholars.pdf.  

Brief of Senator Blumenthal—Amicus filing in Support of Plaintiffs: Dkt. No. 63-1, 2017 WL 7795992http://guptawessler.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/MembersofCongress.pdf.  

Chayes Brief—Amicus filing in Support of Plaintiffs: Dkt. No. 62-1, 2017 WL 7795995http://guptawessler.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Chayes.pdf.  

Tillman—Amicus filing in Support of Defendant: 2017 WL 2692500, 2017 U.S. Dist. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 402, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2985843.  

Tillman & JEP Response to Legal Historians, 2017 WL 4685886, 2017 U.S. Dist. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 408, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3002345.  

Letter from Kate Mollan, Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration, to Seth Barrett Tillman (June 7, 2017) (Exhibit B), in Amicus Curiae Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman’s and Proposed Amicus Curiae Judicial Education Project’s Response to Amici Curiae by Certain Legal Historians, CREW v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 1:17-cv-00458-GBD (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 19, 2017) (Daniels, J.), Dkt. No. 85-3, http://bit.ly/2h1BgcT.   

Letter from Kate Mollan, Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives and Records Administration, to Seth Barrett Tillman (Aug. 17, 2017) (Exhibit C), in Amicus Curiae Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman’s and Proposed Amicus Curiae Judicial Education Project’s Response to Amici Curiae by Certain Legal Historians, CREW v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 1:17-cv-00458-GBD (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 19, 2017) (Daniels, J.), Dkt. No. 85-4, http://bit.ly/2x1Nzf1.  

Declaration of Seth Barrett Tillman (Exhibit D), in Amicus Curiae Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman’s and Proposed Amicus Curiae Judicial Education Project’s Response to Amici Curiae by Certain Legal Historians, CREW v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 1:17-cv-00458-GBD (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 19, 2017) (Daniels, J.), Dkt. No. 85-5, 2017 WL 7795997, https://www.scribd.com/document/358948043/D-Tillman-Declarationhttps://ssrn.com/abstract=3037107.  

Declaration of Michael E. Newton (Exhibit E), in Amicus Curiae Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman’s and Proposed Amicus Curiae Judicial Education Project’s Response to Amici Curiae by Certain Legal Historians, CREW v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 1:17-cv-00458-GBD (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 19, 2017) (Daniels, J.), Dkt. No. 85-6, 2017 WL 7964201, https://www.scribd.com/document/358816892/E-Newton-Declaration.  

Supplemental Declaration of Michael E. Newton (Exhibit F), in Amicus Curiae Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman’s and Proposed Amicus Curiae Judicial Education Project’s Response to Amici Curiae by Certain Legal Historians, CREW v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 1:17-cv-00458-GBD (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 19, 2017) (Daniels, J.), Dkt. No. 85-7, 2017 WL 7964223, https://www.scribd.com/document/358817691/F-Newton-Supplemental-Declaration.  

Declaration of John P. Kaminski (Exhibit G), in Amicus Curiae Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman’s and Proposed Amicus Curiae Judicial Education Project’s Response to Amici Curiae by Certain Legal Historians, CREW v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 1:17-cv-00458-GBD (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 19, 2017) (Daniels, J.), Dkt. No. 85-8, 2017 WL 7964226, https://www.scribd.com/document/358986557/G-Kaminski-Declaration.  

Declaration of Professor Kenneth R. Bowling, Ph.D.(Exhibit H), in Amicus Curiae Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman’s and Proposed Amicus Curiae Judicial Education Project’s Response to Amici Curiae by Certain Legal Historians, CREW v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 1:17-cv-00458-GBD (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 19, 2017) (Daniels, J.), Dkt. No. 85-9, 2017 WL 7964211, https://www.scribd.com/document/358816894/H-Bowling-Declaration

Declaration of Professor Stephen F. Knott (Exhibit I), in Amicus Curiae Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman’s and Proposed Amicus Curiae Judicial Education Project’s Response to Amici Curiae by Certain Legal Historians, CREW v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 1:17-cv-00458-GBD (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 19, 2017) (Daniels, J.), Dkt. No. 85-10, 2017 WL 7964225, https://www.scribd.com/document/358816904/I-Knott-Declaration.  

Declaration of Professor Robert W.T. Martin (Exhibit J), in Amicus Curiae Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman’s and Proposed Amicus Curiae Judicial Education Project’s Response to Amici Curiae by Certain Legal Historians, CREW v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 1:17-cv-00458-GBD (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 19, 2017) (Daniels, J.), Dkt. No. 85-11, 2017 WL 7964229, https://www.scribd.com/document/358816895/J-Martin-Declaration.  

Exhibit K: The Complete Report—Transmittal Letter, Dkt. No. 85-12, http://bit.ly/2xkY1Pc.  

Exhibit L: The Complete Report—Cover Letter, Dkt. No. 85-13, http://bit.ly/2fj6IQ0.  

Exhibit M: The Complete Report—Annexes I, II, and IV-XVIII, Dkt. Nos. 85-14 to 85-22, http://bit.ly/2eV95bn.  

Exhibit N: The Complete Report—Annex III, Dkt. No. 85-23, http://bit.ly/2h1kdre.  

Exhibit O: The Complete Report—Annex XIX, Dkt. No. 85-24, https://www.scribd.com/document/358817052/O-Complete-Report-Annex-19

Exhibit P: The Condensed Report, Dkt. Nos. 85-25 to 85-28, http://bit.ly/2xknN6j

Exhibit Q: Papers of Alexander Hamilton—Reproduction of The Complete Report’s Cover Letter, Dkt. No. 85-29, http://bit.ly/2vU9QZ8

Exhibit R: American State Papers—Reproduction of The Condensed Report, Dkt. No. 85-30, http://bit.ly/2h41iZr

Letter from Counsel for the Legal Historians to Judge George B. Daniels, CREW v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 1:17-cv-00458-GBD (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 3, 2017), Dkt. No. 96, https://tinyurl.com/ybd783uf

John Mikhail, Our correction and apology to Professor Tillman, Balkinization (Oct. 3, 2017, 8:30 PM), https://balkin.blogspot.ie/2017/10/our-correction-and-apology-to-professor.html

Jed Shugerman, An Apology to Tillman and Blackman, Take Care (Sept. 22, 2017), https://takecareblog.com/blog/an-apology-to-tillman-and-blackman

Oral argument on the DOJ's motion to dismiss held on October 18, 2017.  

Letter from Department of Justice Counsel to Judge Daniels at 1, CREW v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 1:17-cv-00458-GBD (S.D.N.Y. Oct. 25, 2017) (Daniels, J.), Dkt. No. 98 (“[T]he government has not conceded that the President is subject to the Foreign Emoluments Clause.”) 


OPINION: CREW v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 1:17-cv-00458-GBD, 2017 WL 6524851, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 210326, 276 F. Supp. 3d 174, 179 n.1 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 21, 2017) (Daniels, J.), notice of appeal filed on Feb. 16, 2018 (“Because Plaintiffs’ claims are dismissed under Rule 12(b)(1), this Court does not reach the issue of whether Plaintiffs’ allegations state a cause of action under either the Domestic or Foreign Emoluments Clauses, pursuant to Rule 12(b)(6).”), http://www.nysd.uscourts.gov/cases/show.php?db=special&id=595

CREW v. Trump, No. 18-474 (2d Cir. filed Feb. 16, 2019). Eg: Notice of Appeal filed by Plaintiffs (Feb. 16, 2018). 


 Appellants' (Plaintiffs') Brief, 2018 WL 19656852018 U.S. 2nd Cir. Briefs LEXIS 1, filed April 24, 2018. 

Brief of Members of Congress as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellants and Reversal, CREW v. Trump, No. 18-474 (2d Cir. May 1, 2018), Dkt. No. 48-2, 2018 WL 20456092018 U.S. 2nd Cir. Briefs LEXIS 8, https://takecareblog.com/blog/an-emoluments-case-arrives-in-the-second-circuit.


Brief of the Niskanen Center, Republican Women for Progress, Cheri Jacobus, and Evan McMullin as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellants, CREW v. Trump, No. 18-474 (2d Cir. May 1, 2018), Dkt. No. 49, 2018 WL 20963502018 U.S. 2nd Cir. Briefs LEXIS 7, https://takecareblog.com/blog/an-emoluments-case-arrives-in-the-second-circuit


Brief of Amici Curiae Legal Historians in Support of Appellants, CREW v. Trump, No. 18-474 (2d Cir. May 1, 2018), Dkt. No. 492018 WL 2045608, 2018 U.S. 2nd Cir. Briefs LEXIS 2, https://takecareblog.com/blog/an-emoluments-case-arrives-in-the-second-circuit.

Brief of Former National Security Officials as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellants, CREW v. Trump, No. 18-474 (2d Cir. May 1, 2018), Dkt. No. 46, 2018 WL 2045607, 2018 U.S. 2nd Cir. Briefs LEXIS 3, https://takecareblog.com/blog/an-emoluments-case-arrives-in-the-second-circuit.

Brief of Separation of Powers Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Plaintiffs-Appellants and in Support of Reversal, CREW v. Trump, No. 18-474 (2d Cir. May 1, 2018), Dkt. No. 44, 2018 WL 2045605, 2018 U.S. 2nd Cir. Briefs LEXIS 5, https://takecareblog.com/blog/an-emoluments-case-arrives-in-the-second-circuit.

Amicus Brief of Former Government Ethics Officials Supporting Appellants and Reversal, CREW v. Trump, No. 18-474 (2d Cir. May 1, 2018), Dkt. No. 41, 2018 WL 2045606, 2018 U.S. 2nd Cir. Briefs LEXIS 6, https://takecareblog.com/blog/an-emoluments-case-arrives-in-the-second-circuit.


Brief for Amici Curiae Scholars of Administrative Law, Constitutional Law and Federal Jurisdiction in Support of Appellants and Urging Reversal, CREW v. Trump, No. 18-474 (2d Cir. May 1, 2018), Dkt. No. 40, 2018 WL 2045604, 2018 U.S. 2nd Cir. Briefs LEXIS 4, https://takecareblog.com/blog/an-emoluments-case-arrives-in-the-second-circuit

Appellee's (Defenant's) Brief, due May 29, 2018.
Amicus Brief(s) in support of Appellee, due June 5, 2018.


Brief of Amici Curiae Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman and the Judicial Education Project in Support of Appellees, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington v. Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the United States of America, Civ. A. No. 18-474 (2d Cir. forth. circa June 5, 2018), Dkt. No. __, 2018 WL _______, 2018 U.S. 2nd Cir. Briefs LEXIS ___, https://ssrn.com/abstract=_______. 

Appellants' Reply Brief, due circa June 12, 2018
No date is yet set for oral argument, assuming there is an oral argument.
  

Blumenthal v. Trump (DDC, and in the future DC Circuit)


First Amended Complaint, Blumenthal v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 1:17-cv-01154-EGS (D.D.C. Aug. 15, 2017) (Sullivan, J.), Dkt. No. 14, 2017 WL 7355132, 2017 U.S. Dist. Ct. Pleadings LEXIS 82, https://www.theusconstitution.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Blumenthal_v_Trump_DDC_Amended_Complaint_Final.pdf

Blumenthal v. Trump, DOJ’s Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion to Dismiss (First Amended Complaint), 2017 WL 6034903, https://www.theusconstitution.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/FEC_Motion_to_Dismiss-1-1.pdf


Blumenthal v. Trump, DOJ’s DOJ’s Reply Brief, 2017 WL 7542566. 



Brief of Separation of Powers Scholars—Amicus filing in Support of Plaintiffs: 2017 WL 5513218, 2017 U.S. Dist. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 42, http://test-constitutional-accountability-center.pantheonsite.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Blumenthal_v_Trump_DDC_Separation_of_Powers_Scholars_Brief_As_Filed.pdf


Brief of Federal Jurisdiction and Con Law Scholars—Amicus filing in Support of Plaintiffs: 2017 WL 5513221, http://test-constitutional-accountability-center.pantheonsite.io/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Blumenthal_v_Trump_DDC_Fed_Jurisdiction_Con_Law_Scholars_Brief_As_Filed.pdf


Tillman and JEP—Amicus filing in Support of Defendant, 2017 WL 4230605, 2017 U.S. Dist. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 30https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2996384


Plaintiffs' notice of supplemental authority, Dkt. No. 47 (filing DC & MD v. Trump decision as supplemental authority). 

Motion for Clarification by Amici Curiae Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman and the Judicial Education Project, Senator Richard Blumenthal v. Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the USA, No. 17 Civ. 1154-EGS (D.D.C. April 13, 2018) (Sullivan, J.) (filed by Josh Blackman et al.), Dkt. No. 48.



Defendant’s Supplemental Brief in Support of his Motion to Dismiss and in Response to the Briefs of Amici Curiae at 21–25, 26 n.19, Senator Richard Blumenthal v. Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the United States of America, Civ. A. No. 1:17-cv-01154-EGS (D.D.C. April 30, 2018) (Sullivan, J.), Dkt. No. 512018 WL 2042235, 2018 U.S. Dist. Ct. Motions LEXIS 25. 



Plaintiffs’ Supplemental Memorandum, Senator Richard Blumenthal v. Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the United States of America, Civ. A. No. 1:17-cv-01154-EGS (D.D.C. April 30, 2018) (Sullivan, J.), Dkt. No. 50, 2018 WL 2042238, 2018 U.S. Dist. Ct. Motions LEXIS 24. 


Motion for Leave of Amici Curiae Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman and the Judicial Education Project to be Heard at Oral Argument, Senator Richard Blumenthal v. Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the United States of America, Civ. A. No. 1:17-cv-01154-EGS (D.D.C. May 21, 2018) (Sullivan, J.) (filed by Josh Blackman et al.), Dkt. No. 52, 2018 WL _______, https://ssrn.com/abstract=3177824.

Oral argument on DOJ's motion to dismiss scheduled for June 7, 2018, 10 AM.

OPINION: Blumenthal v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 17 Civ. 1154-EGS, 2018 WL _______, __ F. Supp. 3d ____ (D.D.C. forth2018) (Sullivan, J.). 


DC & MD v. Trump (D. Md., and in the future 4th Circuit)


[First] Amended Complaint, DC & MD v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 8:17-cv-01596-PJM (D. Md. Feb. 23, 2018) (Messitte, J.), Dkt. No. 90-2, 2018 WL 1051866, https://assets.documentcloud.org/documents/4386797/2-23-18-DC-v-Trump-Amended-Complaint.pdf, amending Complaint, DC & MD v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 8:17-cv-01596-PJM (D. Md. June 12, 2017) (Messitte, J.), Dkt. No. 1, 2017 WL 2559732, http://guptawessler.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/2017-6-12-DC-MARYLAND-vs-TRUMP.pdf (Rule 15 motion filed, notwithstanding complete briefing and oral argument on motion to dismiss based on the original complaint, DOJ opp’n brief due circa March 9, 2018, and plaintiffs' reply due circa March 16, 2018).

DC & MD v. Trump, DOJ’s Memorandum of Law in Support of Motion to Dismiss (Complaint), 2017 WL 5557942, http://guptawessler.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/2019-09-29-29-1-Govt-MTD.pdf

DC & MD v. Trump, Plaintiffs’ Opposition Brief, 2017 WL 5598183, http://guptawessler.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Filed-DC-MD-emoluments-opposition.pdf

DC & MD v. Trump, DOJ’s Reply Brief, 2017 WL 7551098. 

Legal Historians Brief—Amicus filing in Support of Plaintiffs: 2017 WL 5624876.

Brief of Former National Security Officers—Amicus filing in Support of Plaintiffs: 2017 WL 5624871. 

Brief of Chayes—Amicus filing in Support of Plaintiffs: 2017 WL 5624874.   

Brief of Former Government Ethics Officers—Amicus filing in Support of Plaintiffs: 2017 WL 5900264. 

Brief of Amici Curiae Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, and Federal Courts Scholars—Amicus filing in Support of Plaintiffs: 2017 WL 5624872. 

Tillman and JEP—Amicus filing in Support of Defendant, 2017 WL 5598180, 2017 WL 4685826, 2017 U.S. Dist. Ct. Briefs LEXIS 410, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2996355

Corrected Response of Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman and the Judicial Education Project as Amici Curiae in Support of the Defendant, 2017 WL 6880026, 2017 U.S. Dist. Ct. Motions LEXIS 466, https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3089868

Oral argument on DOJ's motion to dismiss held on January 25, 2018. 

Correspondence, from Seth Barrett Tillman and the Judicial Education Project as Amici Curiae in Support of the Defendant, Seeking an Order in regard to Plaintiffs’ Motion to Amend the Complaint, District of Columbia & State of Maryland v. Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the United States of America, Civ. A. No. 8:17-cv-01596-PJM (D. Md. Jan. 29, 2018) (Messitte, J.) (filed by Professor Josh Blackman et al.), Dkt. No. 88, 2018 WL 1128948, https://www.scribd.com/document/370301834/Maryland-v-Trump-Correspondence-1-29-18https://ssrn.com/abstract=3112896

Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File an Amended Complaint and to Apply the Pending Motion to Dismiss [Doc. 21] to the Amended Complaint, DC & MD v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 8:17-cv-01596-PJM (D. Md. Feb. 23, 2018) (Messitte, J.), Dkt. No. 90-1, 2018 WL 1156591 (under Rule 12 and Rule 15).  

Defendant’s Response to Plaintiffs’ Motion for Leave to File an Amended Complaint and to Apply the Pending Motion to Dismiss [Doc. 21] to the Amended Complaint, DC & MD v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 8:17-cv-01596-PJM (D. Md. Mar. 8, 2018) (Messitte, J.), Dkt. No. 93, 2018 WL 1226121 (under Rule 12). 

Plaintiffs' Reply Brief to DOJ Opp'n Brief: not filed as Court ruled before filing date: See Order, Mar. 13, 2018, Doc. 94 (granting Rule 12 motion, explaining that the court will rule on official capacity claim "without delay"). 

Letter Brief filing Supplemental Authority, from Seth Barrett Tillman and the Judicial Education Project as Amici Curiae in Support of the Defendant, District of Columbia & State of Maryland v. Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the United States of America, Civ. A. No. 8:17-cv-01596-PJM (D. Md. Mar. 19, 2018) (Messitte, J.), Dkt. No. 97, https://www.scribd.com/document/374271648/D-C-and-Maryland-v-Trump-Notice-of-Supplemental-Authority-3-19-18https://ssrn.com/abstract=3141732

Summons served on President on or about March 26, 2018, Dkt. No. 98. 


President of the United States’ Statement of Interest, District of Columbia & State of Maryland v. Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the United States of America, Civ. A. No. 8:17-cv-01596-PJM (D. Md. Mar. 26, 2018) (Messitte, J.) (filed by the Department of Justice), Dkt. No. 100, 2018 WL 1511801, https://ssrn.com/abstract=3150220 (“We assume for purposes of this Statement that the President is subject to the Foreign Emoluments Clause.”)

OPINION: DC & MD v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 8:17-cv-01596-PJM, 2018 WL 1516306291 F. Supp. 3d 725 (D. Md. Mar. 28 2018) (Messitte, J.), Dkt. No. 101, (determining standing only, with further decision(s) yet to come). 
  





Supplemental briefing towards second oral argument to conclude no later than May 31, 2018. But, it appears no such supplemental filings will be made (by the parties). In the absence of filings by the parties, there is nothing for amici to file. 




Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss on Behalf of Defendant in his Individual Capacity, District of Columbia & State of Maryland v. Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the United States and in his individual capacity, Civ. A. No. 8:17-cv-01596-PJM (D. Md. May 1, 2018) (Messitte, J.) (filed by Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC), Dkt. No. 112-1, 2018 WL 2046401 (motion)2018 WL 2084199 (memo), 2018 U.S. Dist. Ct. Motions LEXIS 31.  


Brief for Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman and the Judicial Education Project as Amici Curiae in Support of Neither Party with Respect to Motion to Dismiss on Behalf of Defendant in his Individual Capacity, District of Columbia & State of Maryland v. Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the United States of America, and in his individual capacity, Civ. A. No. 8:17-cv-01596-PJM (D. Md. May 8, 2018) (Messitte, J.) (filed by Josh Blackman et al.), Dkt. No. 114, 2018 WL 21598672018 U.S. Dist. Ct. Motions LEXIS 32https://ssrn.com/abstract=3174268 


Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintffs' Opposition to Motion to Dismiss of Defendant in his Individual Capacity, District of Columbia & State of Maryland v. Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the United States of America, and in his individual capacity, Civ. A. No. 8:17-cv-01596-PJM (D. Md. May 8, 2018) (Messitte, J.), Dkt. No. 117, 2018 WL _______2018 U.S. Dist. Ct. Motions LEXIS __.


Amici in support of opp'n (forth. May 25, 2018).

Reply brief (forth. May 25, 2018).


Second oral argument on DOJ's motion to dismiss on June 11, 2018, 10 AM. 



OPINION: DC & MD v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 8:17-cv-01596-PJM, 2018 WL _______, __ F. Supp. 3d ____ (D. Md. forth. 2018) (Messitte, J.) (relating to issues at second oral argument). 



DOJ's Opp'n Brief (in an official capacity) to Plaintiffs' Rule 15 motion was not filed. See Statement of Interest filed Mar. 26, 2018.

Plaintiffs' Reply Brief to DOJ's Statement of Interest filed March 29, 2018, Dkt. No. 104, and promising a further reply after the President's personal attorneys file.


Defendant Trump's (in an individual capacity) motion to file a brief and participate in oral argument (filed April 26, 2018), Dkt. No. 110. 


Memorandum in Support of Motion to Dismiss on Behalf of Defendant in his Individual Capacity at 15–16, District of Columbia & State of Maryland v. Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the United States and in his individual capacity, Civ. A. No. 8:17-cv-01596-PJM (D. Md. May 1, 2018) (Messitte, J.) (filed by Consovoy McCarthy Park PLLC), Dkt. No. 112-1, 2018 WL 2046401 (motion)2018 WL 2084199 (memo)2018 U.S. Dist. Ct. Motions LEXIS 31.  

Brief for Scholar Seth Barrett Tillman and the Judicial Education Project as Amici Curiae in Support of Neither Party with Respect to Motion to Dismiss on Behalf of Defendant in his Individual Capacity, District of Columbia & State of Maryland v. Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the United States of America, and in his individual capacity, Civ. A. No. 8:17-cv-01596-PJM (D. Md. May 8, 2018) (Messitte, J.) (filed by Josh Blackman et al.), Dkt. No. 114, 2018 WL 21598672018 U.S. Dist. Ct. Motions LEXIS 32https://ssrn.com/abstract=3174268 



Memorandum of Law in Support of Plaintffs' Opposition to Motion to Dismiss of Defendant in his Individual Capacity, District of Columbia & State of Maryland v. Donald J. Trump, in his official capacity as President of the United States of America, and in his individual capacity, Civ. A. No. 8:17-cv-01596-PJM (D. Md. May 8, 2018) (Messitte, J.), Dkt. No. 117, 2018 WL _______2018 U.S. Dist. Ct. Motions LEXIS __.


Amici in support of opp'n (forth. May 25, 2018).

Reply brief (forth. May 25, 2018).


Third oral argument on Trump's motion to dismiss (regarding individual capacity claims): to be determined.



OPINION: DC & MD v. Trump, Civ. A. No. 8:17-cv-01596-PJM, 2018 WL _______, ___ F. Supp. 3d ____ (D. Md. forth. 2018) (Messitte, J.) (relating to third oral argument and individual capacity claims). 





Non-litigation Sources Published after the first filing in CREW v. Trump or otherwise relevant

Josh Blackman & Seth Barrett Tillman, Opinion Editorial, The ‘Resistance’ vs. George Washington, Wall Street Journal, Oct. 15, 2017, at A17, https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-resistance-vs-george-washington-1508105637, http://archive.is/QPO2N

Josh Blackman & Seth Barrett Tillman, Opinion Editorial, Yes, Trump Can Accept Gifts, NY Times, July 13, 2017, http://ssrn.com/abstract=2999976, http://tinyurl.com/ycqa26bs

Josh Blackman & Seth Barrett Tillman, The Emoluments Clauses Litigation, Part 8: There is no cause of action for a suit against the President in his individual capacity for purported violations of the Emoluments Clauses, ReasonThe Volokh Conspiracy (Feb. 8, 2018, 3: 04 PM), http://reason.com/volokh/2018/02/08/the-emoluments-clauses-litigation-part-8

Josh Blackman & Seth Barrett Tillman, The Emoluments Clauses Litigation, Part 7: The President’s Acceptance or Receipt of Profits is not “Executive Action, ReasonThe Volokh Conspiracy (Feb. 7, 2018, 11:26 AM), http://reason.com/volokh/2018/02/07/the-emoluments-clauses-litigation-part-7

Josh Blackman & Seth Barrett Tillman, The Emoluments Clauses Litigation, Part 6: Are the Claims Against the President in his Official or Individual Capacity?, ReasonThe Volokh Conspiracy (Feb. 6, 2018, 11:30 AM), http://reason.com/volokh/2018/02/06/the-emoluments-clauses-litigation-part-6

Josh Blackman & Seth Barrett Tillman, 5-Part Series, The Emoluments Clauses Litigation, The Washington Post—Volokh Conspiracy (Sept. 25–Oct. 1, 2017): 






Seth Barrett Tillman, The Emoluments Clauses Lawsuits’s Weak Link: The Official Capacity Issue, Yale J. on Reg.: Notice & Comment (Aug. 15, 2017), http://tinyurl.com/y9g2v6xf

Seth Barrett Tillman, Room for Debate, Constitutional Restrictions on Foreign Gifts Don’t Apply to Presidents, The NY Times, Nov. 18, 2016, 10:41 AM, http://tinyurl.com/jpbhom5.





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Seth Barrett Tillman, A Work in Progress: Select Bibliography of Court filings and Other Sources Regarding the Foreign and Domestic Emoluments Clauses Cases, New Reform Club (Feb. 28, 2018, 8:59 AM), https://reformclub.blogspot.com/2018/02/a-work-in-progress-select-bibliography.html.

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