The Messenger : How To Hold Unelected Officials Accountable? The Constitution’s Appointments Clause

July 16, 2023 | By MICHAEL POON

When you cast a vote for your chosen candidate, you are not only making your voice heard in one of our most cherished civic rituals but also endorsing the fundamental principle of democratic accountability, according to which, government officials are expected to be answerable to the people. Ensuring that the people remain in control of … ...


Daily Caller : The HEROES Act Doesn’t Authorize Student Debt Handouts – President Biden Can’t Wish That Fact Away

February 26, 2023 | By MICHAEL POON

In 2003, our clients — former Speaker of the House John Boehner, former Rep. John Kline, and former Rep. Howard McKeon — wrote the HEROES Act and shepherded it through Congress. The aim of the HEROES Act is to alleviate the burden of student loans for servicemembers deployed in response to the 9/11 attacks. Little … ...


The Hill : EPA appeals board is unconstitutional without reform

January 13, 2020 | By MICHAEL POON

The idea that high government officials must be accountable to the people should be uncontroversial. Democratic accountability is a cardinal principle in a constitutional republic. Requiring government actors to be answerable to the people protects the public from arbitrary and tyrannical governance. In practice, this means significant government d ...


Fighting unconstitutional government bureaucracy

July 16, 2019 | By MICHAEL POON

Dennisa Moore of Mesquite, Texas, smoked for 35 years before she was able to quit with the help of vaporizers, devices that heat flavored liquids for inhaling without the harmful byproducts of combustion smoke. Encouraged by her own success, Dennisa launched Joosie Vapes, a small business that sells vaping products, and for several years, Dennisa ...