Our Website Uses Cookies 

We and the third parties that provide content, functionality, or business services on our website may use cookies to collect information about your browsing activities in order to provide you with more relevant content and promotional materials, on and off the website, and help us understand your interests and improve the website.

For more information, please contact us or consult our Privacy Notice.

Your binder contains too many pages, the maximum is 40.

We are unable to add this page to your binder, please try again later.

This page has been added to your binder.

Ethics Watchdogs Make a Career of It

March 10, 2017, Congressional Quarterly

Robert Kelner is quoted in a Congressional Quarterly article regarding the impact of President Trump on government ethics law and the increased demand for experts. Commenting on the argument made by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics (CREW) in its lawsuit against Trump alleging that the president’s business ties violate the Emoluments Clause in the Constitution, Kelner says the interpretation of the clause is “unprecedented,” and is one a court “will be very unlikely to uphold.” He adds, "CREW chose to adopt a policy in which they would throw everything, including the kitchen sink, against Donald Trump virtually from day one. The danger is, it makes the whole effort look political and, I think, makes it tougher for them to attract independent-minded people to their side."

Share this article: