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Update: Quo Warranto

A few updates:
According to Kira Lerner at ThinkProgress, N.Y. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s office is telling the media that he “will review the letter” we sent on Wednesday to start quo warranto proceedings to dissolve the Trump corporation or seek other remedies against the illegal emoluments and other frauds.
Dahlia Lithwick at Slate finds the logic “persuasive.” My favorite line: “Shugerman’s approach uses a whole lot of Latin words.” My second favorite line: “This quo warranto business may feel airy and academic. But the logic behind it is persuasive, and the impacts of this legal theory could be very real.”
Emily Bazelon covered us on Slate Plus, on the Political Gabfest. (One comment: Emily says the quo warranto is a criminal proceeding. It’s civil, not criminal, and that’s important to me. I am worried about the criminalization of political disagreements, especially when there are reasonable civil measures for constitutional questions.)
Over the weekend, I will be on WNYC’s “On the Media” with Bob Garfield talking about “Stop Using the Word ‘Treason.’ We don’t need to.” (See my post below). And maybe they’ll keep a bit about emoluments and quo warranto!
My original post is here:
https://shugerblog.com/2017/02/09/state-attorneys-general-can-enforce-the-emoluments-clause-with-quo-warranto-vs-trumps-hotels/