Other Citations to 12 Stat. 502

In its brief (at page 7) submitted January 31, 2024, the Constitutional Accountability Center cites to the Act of July 2, 1862, ch. 128, 12 Stat. 502, to demonstrate that “Congress deemed it necessary to exempt the president from a federal law that applied broadly to those holding ‘any office of honor or profit under the government of the United States.'”

The Brief of Amici Curiae American Historians in Support of Respondents, submitted January 29, 2024, cites (at page 7) to the oath language prescribed in 12 Stat. 502.

The Amicus Curiae Brief of Akhil Reed Amar and Vikram David Amar, submitted January 18, 2024, cites at footnotes 15 and 27 to 12 Stat. 502. The brief, at page 18, states that the Act “proves that Congress and the public plainly understood that ‘the President of the United States’ was emphatically a person who held an ‘office. . . under the government of the United States.'”