Corruption in America

Donald Trump will be committing an impeachable offense by not relinquishing an ownership stake in his multiple companies before Jan 20. “[N]o person holding any office of profit or trust under them, shall, without the consent of the Congress, accept of any present, emolument, office, or title, of any kind whatever, from any king, prince, or foreign state.” These words, from Article I of the U.S. Constitution, are unambiguously clear. Legal scholar Zephyr Teachout explains why corruption in the presidency was such anathema to the nation’s founders.
In the remainder of the episode are few highlights from a recent symposium about the current state of free speech on campus. The event was organized by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.
Hosted by Dahlia Lithwick

Slate’s Amicus | 24th December 2016