Emoluments, Textualism and Original Intent

Emoluments, Textualism and Original Intent

“By rejecting an interpretation of the Emoluments Clauses that is derived largely from textual provisions viewed in isolation, Judge Messitte correctly arrives at an interpretation of the Clauses that is faithful to the original intent of the U.S. Constitution. The demand that those holding public office derive their compensation from monies paid out of the public coffers was one of the defining political theories of the Revolutionary period in America.”

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November 1, 2019