Rule of Law
Holding the courts and political branches accountable to the text and history of the Constitution and federal statutes
The Constitution and its Amendments, as well as numerous federal statutes, guarantee rights for all in America, define responsibilities for government officials, and mark the boundary between the federal and state governments. CAC works to hold those in power accountable to the commands of our Constitution and laws in these areas.
Rule of Law in Brief
Oral Arguments at the Florida Supreme Court | Jeanie 0146, Wikimedia Commons
CAC works in the courts and the public square to help ensure that no public official — or ex-officials including former President Trump — is above the law.
RELEASE: Judge Should Be Skeptical of Trump Attorneys’ Argument for Total Immunity for January 6 Acts
OP-ED: One U.S. Circuit Court Is Breaking Every Rule in the Book to Push Its Radical Agenda
RELEASE: Former Department of Justice Officials who Served in Republican Administrations Support Congressional Request of January 6 Records
ISSUE BRIEF: The Historical and Legal Basis for the Exercise of Congressional Oversight Authority
RELEASE: CAC Applauds Senate Introduction of Legislation to Enforce Emoluments Clauses
Window Covering Manufacturers Association v. Consumer Product Safety Commission
The Consumer Product Safety Commission is led by five presidentially appointed commissioners who may be removed from office only for inefficiency, neglect, or malfeasance. In November 2022, the CPSC established new safety standards for the operating cords on window coverings, designed to reduce the risk of strangulation that long window cords pose to young children. The Window Covering Manufacturers Association challenged these standards in the D.C. Circuit, arguing among other things that the CPSC’s leadership structure is unconstitutional because the president can remove the agency’s commissioners only for good cause, not at will. In March 2023, CAC filed an amicus...
- CAC files brief in the D.C. Circuit