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Sen. Cruz hires Trump legal defense attorney

Posted by Keturah Hetrick on March 16, 2018

Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) newest hire is a constitutional lawyer who's helped to defend President Donald Trump.

Judd Stone last year worked as part of a Morgan Lewis legal team arguing that Trump had not violated the Constitution's emoluments clause, which the president has been accused of violating because of his failure to divest himself from his business interests. The president may face several lawsuits on the matter in 2018, after others were dismissed last year.

Stone previously worked as a clerk to then-Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. The Northwestern Law graduate is now counsel in the senator's personal office.