Richard Painter on the Emolument Clause Lawsuit Against Trump

September 19, 2017
Hosted by Rebecca Costa

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Former White House Ethics Lawyer for President George W. Bush, and current Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota, Mr. Richard Painter, joins the program to discuss the lawsuit filed against President Trump for violating the U.S. Constitution’s Emoluments Clause. What exactly is the Emoluments clause and is it possible to prove that tangible, measurable damage has resulted from violating it? We’re going to get the answers to those questions, and more from the man President Obama’s own ethic’s chief called, “the Number One Scholar in the Country on Government Ethics”.

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Rebecca Costa is a sociobiologist who offers a genetic explanation for current events, emerging trends and individual behavior. A thought-leader and provocative new voice in the mold of Thomas Friedman, Malcolm Gladwell and Jared Diamond, Costa is the foremost expert in “Fast Adaptation” tracing everything from terrorism, debt, epidemic obesity and upheaval in the Middle East to evolutionary imperatives.

Retiring at the zenith of her career in Silicon Valley, Costa spent six years researching and writing The Watchman’s Rattle: Thinking Our Way Out of Extinction. In her book, Costa explains how the principles governing evolution cause and provide a solution for global gridlock. When asked why the book has special significance today, Costa claims, “Every person I know, wants to know why our government gets more in debt, our air and water more polluted, our jails more crowded, our security more tenuous and our children more violent. We seem to have lost our ability to solve our problems. The Watchman’s Rattle offers a genetic explanation for our paralysis, and prescribes a way out.”

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Episode Directory

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

  • 9/26/2017: Restructuring Pension Plans with Matt Bevin Listen Now
  • 9/19/2017: Richard Painter on the Emolument Clause Lawsuit Against Trump Listen Now
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