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NCLU Files Amicus Brief on Question of Presidential Immunity

By March 21, 2024No Comments

The issue before the Court goes to a foundational question of constitutional governance: whether a President of the United States, the most democratically accountable officer of the Executive Branch, has autonomy over his own branch of government. Throughout the Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton conceptualized an “energetic” presidency. However, he noted that if a president is not given complete immunity, the executive branch will be rendered “impotent,” resulting in a dysfunctional and destructive government. Therefore, This case is of utmost importance to preserving our republican form of government, with three separate and equal branches of government.

You can read the National Constitutional Law Union’s amicus brief to the Supreme Court of the United States, filed on March 19, here.

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