Constitutional Litigation Partnership

America is under threat from ideologies that are eroding our founding principles. The American way of life, including federalism, free speech, and the rule of law, is being undermined and distorted by Big Government, Big Tech, and Big Media. The America First Policy Institute established the Constitutional Litigation Partnership to restore the most fundamental rights of all Americans. The Partnership will fight to rebuild a government that is of the people, for the people, and by the people.

Emma Bennett Staff Assistant, Constitutional Litigation Partnership

Emma Bennett is from Scottsdale, Arizona, and serves as Staff Assistant for AFPI’s Constitutional Litigation Partnership. Most recently, Bennett served as a Deputy Press Secretary for the Dan Rodimer for Congress campaign. Bennett also previously served as Special Assistant to the Assistant Attorney General for the Office of Justice Programs under Attorney General William Barr at the Department of Justice. While working in the Trump Administration, Bennett collaborated with senior leadership and ensured streamlined communications between the Assistant Attorney General, staff, and key government officials. Bennett is a graduate of Arizona State University, where she received her Bachelor of Arts in General Communication and Digital Media Analysis. Bennett currently resides in Washington, D.C., and enjoys exploring the city, traveling, and spending time with her family.

“Being powerful is like being a lady, if you have to tell people you are, you aren’t.”

Lady Margaret Thatcher

The Honorable Pam Bondi Chair, Constitutional Litigation Partnership and Co-Chair, Center for Law and Justice

Pam Bondi is from Tampa, Florida, and serves as the Chair for the Constitutional Litigation Partnership, and Co-Chair of the Center for Law and Justice at AFPI. A fourth-generation Floridian, Bondi spent more than 18 years as a prosecutor, trying cases ranging from domestic violence to capital murder. She served as Florida’s 37th and first female Attorney General. When Bondi took office, Florida was referred to as the pill mill capital of the United States, and in her first legislative session she successfully advanced reforms to eliminate unscrupulous doctors and clinics operating in Florida. Bondi served on the President’s Opioid and Drug Abuse Commission under President Donald Trump, where she worked alongside other national leaders in areas of drug prevention, interdiction, and treatment. Bondi was also a strong champion for the First Step Act, which helps formerly incarcerated inmates re-enter society safely and prevents recidivism. Bondi is a partner at Ballard Partners’ Washington, D.C. office, where she chairs the firm’s corporate regulatory practice. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Criminal Justice from the University of Florida and her Juris Doctor from Stetson Law School. Bondi splits her time between Tampa and Washington, D.C, where she is on the Board of Trustees for the Kennedy Center. In Tampa, Bondi enjoys watching all the great Tampa Bay sports teams and spending time with her family and rescue dogs.

“Keep your heels, head and standards high”

Coco Chanel

Josh Campbell Attorney, Constitutional Litigation Partnership

Josh Campbell is from Camilla, Georgia, and serves as an attorney for the Constitutional Litigation Partnership at AFPI. Most recently, Josh served as the Senior Advisor and Counselor to the Deputy Secretary of Energy, where he advised on a broad range of national and international litigation and energy law matters. Over the past 15 years, Campbell has handled over 100 civil or criminal trials or hearings. Campbell spent over a decade trying cases in Savannah and Atlanta, Georgia, litigating cases across not only the state, but also across the United States. He began his legal career working for the late G. Terry Jackson, the President of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.  He has won numerous appeals in state and federal courts, including successfully obtaining a 3-0 decision after oral argument at the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. While in law school, he published legal articles on a range of topics and received the Scholar of Merit award for earning the highest grade in his class in State Constitutional Law. He received his undergraduate degree from Liberty University and his Juris Doctor from the Cumberland School of Law at Samford University. Earlier in life, he was a collegiate athlete on the Men’s tennis team at Liberty and continues to enjoy the game today.

“Education is the key to unlock the golden door of freedom.”

George Washington Carver

Catharine Cypher Chief of Staff, Constitutional Litigation Partnership and Advisor, Center for the American Child

Catharine Cypher is a Hilton Head Island, South Carolina native, but calls Fenton, Michigan, home and serves as Chief of Staff for the Constitutional Litigation Partnership and Advisor for the Center for the American Child at AFPI. Cypher most recently worked for First Lady Melania Trump as Special Assistant to the President and Director of Media Affairs. Cypher also spearheaded many policy projects, including the First Lady’s 19th Amendment Centennial Anniversary engagements and her “Be Best” policy engagements within the issue areas of foster care, opioids/neonatal abstinence syndrome, and children’s well-being. Previously, Cypher worked for Counselor to the President Kellyanne Conway, where she served as Special Assistant to the President and Director of External Affairs. Cypher also worked at the law firm Hogan Lovells, for U.S. Senator David Perdue, and served as the National Political Director at the College Republican National Committee. Cypher graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Studies from Grand Valley State University. Growing up, Cypher was a top-3 nationally ranked equestrian and a member of a multi-national championship water ski team. She has carried on those passions into adulthood and enjoys spending her free time riding horses and spending time with her family on the lake in Michigan.

“There Comes A Time When One Must Take A Position That Is Neither Safe, Nor Politic, Nor Popular, But He Must Take It Because Conscience Tells Him It Is Right.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.

Rachel Jag Associate Attorney, Constitutional Litigation Partnership

Rachel Jag is a proud native of St. Louis, Missouri, and serves as Associate Attorney for AFPI’s Constitutional Litigation Partnership. Most recently, Jag served as a Legislative Correspondent to Congressman Jake LaTurner of Kansas. Prior to working on the Hill, Jag was an Assistant Attorney General for the State of Missouri in their Litigation Division in Kansas City. Jag started her legal career at Evans & Dixon, LLC in St. Louis working as a Civil Litigation Associate. She received a dual degree in Political Science and Communications from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her Juris Doctorate from Saint Louis University School of Law. While in law school, she gained valuable leadership experience as the President of the Student Bar Association and co-Chair of the Public Interest Law Group’s annual auction. Jag proudly served as the Legal Intern for the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio. Jag currently resides in Washington, D.C., and enjoys exploring the city, cheering on the St. Louis Blues and Cardinals, and making new friends wherever she goes.

“I love the United States, and I love the United States Constitution.”

Justice Amy Coney Barrett

Venetia Resciniti Staff Assistant, Constitutional Litigation Partnership

Venetia Resciniti is from Binghamton, New York, and serves as a Staff Assistant in AFPI’s Constitutional Litigation Partnership. Resciniti previously interned at the White House in the Domestic Policy Council, where she assisted staff in policy research and drafting policy materials. Resciniti also interned at the State Department in the Policy Planning Staff, where she contributed to policy research, verifying facts for speech writers, and was responsible for aiding in office management. Resciniti received her Bachelor of Arts in public policy and Master of Public Administration from the University at Albany. In her free time, she enjoys cooking and exploring all D.C. has to offer.

“The more people tell you it’s not possible, that it can’t be done, the more you should be absolutely determined to prove them wrong. Treat the word “impossible” as nothing more than motivation.”

President Donald J. Trump

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