On Friday, September 8, the South Texas Law Review hosted its 24th Annual symposium on the Foreign Emoluments Clause.This conference germinated shortly after the election, when I suggested to the editors that this could become a timely topic. Over the ensuing months, numerous lawsuits were filed as the Foreign Emoluments Clause has came to the forefront of constitutional study.
We assembled an all-star lineup, including Andy Grewal (Iowa), Zephyr Teachout (Fordham), Seth Barrett Tillman (Maynooth University), Jane Chong (Lawfare), James Phillips (Berkeley), Sara White (BYU), and myself. The conference will be livestreamed tomorrow at the following links. Even if you are not able to attend in person, we hope you can watch.
- 9:00 – 9:45: The Foreign Emoluments Clause and the Chief Executive (Grewal)
- 9:45 – 10:30: Two Kinds of Rules (Teachout)
(Note: Due to a technical glitch, the beginning of Teachout’s lecture appears at the end of Grewal’s lecture, and continues here).
- 10:40 – 11:25: The Meaning of Emolument(s) in 18th-Century American English: A Corpus Linguistic Analysis (Phillips and White)
- 12:00 – 1:00 – Keynote Ethics Address by Justice Marc Brown, Fourteenth Court of Appeals
- 1:00 – 1:45 – Karl Popper’s Falsifiability: The Foreign Emoluments Clause – A Debate Between Constitutional Eloi and Constitutional Morlocks (Tillman)
- 1:45 – 2:15 – Limiting the President to Protect the Executive: Lessons from the Emoluments Debate (Chong)
(Note: Due to a technical glitch, Chong’s lectures appears at the end of Tillman’s lecture).
- 2:25 – 3:10 – Original Defiance and Later Acquiescence (Blackman)
And here are some photographs from the event.