CHALLENGING - The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit today is set to hear a major challenge arguing that President Trump’s business activities violate the Constitution’s foreign and domestic emoluments clauses, which provide a check against conflicts of interest involving the president. Loren AliKhan, the D.C. solicitor general who argues the president has violated the Constitution, will face off against the DOJ’s Hashim Mooppan, a leading appellate lawyer who joined the Trump administration from Jones Day.

AFTERMATH - “Our intention is to stick together,” says Bill Martin, partner at Peterson Bernard, the Florida law firm that lost four partners in a plane crash on March 8. Dylan Jackson reports that Martin is in charge of leading the litigation firm into its new, uncertain future. The firm now has 10 partners, including Martin, and 16 total attorneys. “Am I putting my best face on? Sure,” Martin said.

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