Applicability of the Emoluments Clause to Non-Government Members of ACUS

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The Emoluments Clause of the Constitution prohibits non-government members of the Administrative Conference of the United States from accepting, absent Congress’s consent, a distribution from their partnerships that includes some proportionate share of the revenues generated from the partnership’s foreign government clients.

Non-government members of ACUS are also generally forbidden, absent Congress’s consent, from accepting payments from commercial entities owned or controlled by foreign governments.

Updated July 9, 2014