Thursday, June 7, 2018

JUDICIARY: PRESS CONFERENCE MINUTES AFTER EMOLUMENTS COURT ARGUMENT TOMORROW, THURSDAY JUNE 7 (TENTATIVELY 12:30 PM ET)



***MEDIA ADVISORY***


Outside E. Barrett Prettyman Courthouse: Blumenthal, Nadler,
CAC Attorneys Will Answer Questions about the Morning’s
Oral Argument over President Trump’s Violations of the
Foreign Emoluments Clause

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – TOMORROWTHURSDAY, JUNE 7, Judge Emmett Sullivan will hear the historic challenge on behalf of nearly 200 Members of Congress who are asking him to hold President Donald Trump accountable to the U.S. Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause. In addition to Constitutional Accountability Center Attorneys—President Elizabeth Wydra and Chief Counsel Brianne Gorod, representing the Members in court tomorrow—U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler, Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee (D-NY) plan to be in attendance.

While the hearing before Judge Sullivan is scheduled to begin at 10:00 AM ET, there is no set time for the conclusion of oral arguments. Right now, we are anticipating adjournment at about 12:00 PM, with a press conference start time of 12:30 PM ET. This could change depending on the duration of arguments.

WHO:                         U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), and Constitutional Accountability Center (CAC) Attorneys Elizabeth Wydra and Brianne Gorod

WHAT:                      Press Conference after historic oral argument in federal court over President Donald Trump’s violations of the U.S. Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause

WHEN:                      Tomorrow, June 7, 12:30 PM ET (time subject to change depending on length of court hearing)

WHERE:                   Statue of William Blackstone
E. Barret Prettyman Federal Courthouse, 333 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20001

VISUAL:                   * Weather forecast is for low 70’s and dry, with partly cloudy skies
* Statue of British jurist William Blackstone (enormously influential on American law and cited in supplemental briefing on behalf of Members of Congress on the meaning of “emolument”)
* Prettyman Courthouse in perspective, sky, behind statue
* Podium and microphone in foreground (multbox provided)

RESOURCES:          Audio, Foreign Emoluments Clause Case Pre-argument Press Call, June 5, 2018:https://soundcloud.com/cac-constitution/cac-foreign-emoluments-clause-case-preargument-press-call-652018


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