Presidential Immunity Modernization Act of 2025

As I present the “Presidential Immunity Modernization Act of 2025,” I am acutely aware of the responsibility and significance of this endeavor. This Act is a culmination of my dedication to refining and safeguarding a fundamental aspect of our democracy: the application of universal presidential immunity. Developed through rigorous discussions, debates, and a profound commitment to justice and democratic values, this legislation aims to modernize and clarify the use of presidential immunity in the United States.

My journey to drafting this Act was inspired by an understanding of the President’s complex challenges, especially in national security and crisis management. It reflects my belief in the necessity for the President to make informed, rapid decisions without the fear of immediate legal consequences, balanced with the indispensable need for accountability in a democratic system.

In crafting this legislation, I have sought the insights and expertise of legal scholars, policymakers, and the public. My objective has been to find a balance that allows the President the necessary freedom to act in official capacities while preventing the misuse of this immunity for personal gain or to sidestep accountability for actions beyond the scope of presidential duties.

My “Presidential Immunity Modernization Act of 2025” clearly defines the scope and limits of presidential immunity, creating a bipartisan oversight committee, provisions for judicial review, and initiatives for transparency and public education. These components are designed to uphold the integrity of the presidential office and the rule of law, safeguarding the democratic processes at the heart of our nation.

As I introduce this Act, it is with a deep commitment to uphold the values our Constitution embodies. I believe this legislation represents a thoughtful, balanced approach to executive power. I hope it will serve as a robust framework, ensuring presidential immunity is applied with fairness, integrity, and respect for the democratic principles that define and honor our great nation.


2d Session

H. R. __

To modernize, clarify, and safeguard the application of universal presidential immunity in the United States.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Mr./Ms. [Name] (for himself/herself, and with thanks to others) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on [Appropriate Committee].


A BILL

To modernize, clarify, and safeguard the application of universal presidential immunity in the United States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the “Presidential Immunity Modernization Act of 2025”.

SECTION 2. DEFINITIONS.

For purposes of this Act—
(a) The term “president” refers to the sitting President of the United States.
(b) The term “immunity” refers to legal immunity granted to the President for actions taken in the official capacity of the office.

SECTION 3. SCOPE AND LIMITATIONS OF PRESIDENTIAL IMMUNITY.

(a) Immunity Scope – Presidential immunity shall apply exclusively to actions directly related to the national security and official functions of the President.
(b) Exclusions – Immunity does not cover actions that are of a personal nature and unrelated to official presidential duties.
(c) Duration – Immunity applies during the term of office and is subject to review upon the conclusion of the term.

SECTION 4. BIPARTISAN OVERSIGHT.

(a) There shall be established a Bipartisan Presidential Immunity Oversight Committee, composed of members from both major political parties, to oversee the application of presidential immunity.
(b) The Committee shall report its findings to Congress bi-annually.

SECTION 5. JUDICIAL REVIEW.

(a) Instances of presidential immunity application shall be subject to judicial review for constitutionality and legality.
(b) The Supreme Court shall have original jurisdiction over cases pertaining to presidential immunity.

SECTION 6. TRANSPARENCY AND PUBLIC AWARENESS.

(a) Transparency – All decisions regarding the application of presidential immunity shall be documented and made public, subject to national security limitations.
(b) Public Awareness – The Department of Justice shall conduct public awareness campaigns to educate on the scope and purpose of presidential immunity.

SECTION 7. PROTECTION AGAINST MISUSE.

(a) Presidential immunity shall not be applied to shield any individual from legal consequences for personal gain or in cases of personal misconduct.

SECTION 8. PROVISIONS FOR EXTREME CASES.

(a) Immunity Waiver – In cases of extreme national security or constitutional crises, Congress, by a supermajority vote, may waive presidential immunity.

SECTION 9. PERIODIC REVIEW.

(a) This Act shall be subject to a decennial review to ensure its continued relevance and effectiveness, with potential amendments proposed as necessary.

SECTION 10. INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE.

(a) The application of presidential immunity shall take into consideration international best practices and lessons from other democratic nations.

SECTION 11. ENACTMENT.

This Act shall take effect immediately upon passage.


END


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