Center for Law and Policy

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The Center for Law and Policy, (CLP) officially registered as the Rule of Law Endowment, is the sister organization of the Republican Attorneys General Association and the Rule of Law Defense Fund.[1]

According to its tax-exempt application, CLP "will serve as both a research generator and an information distributor so that the public is informed of the critical role these state offices play in our system of government."[1] CLP maintains a resources section on its website where it lists lawsuits, amicus briefs, and letters filed by Republican attorneys general.[2]

CLP states on its website that it "hosts educational round tables, policy briefings, and forums to educate state attorneys general and their staff on a wide range of policy issues."[3]

News and Controversies

CLP Leads Tech Summit at RAGA's Summer Meeting

CLP led a “Tech Summit” at RAGA’s Summer Meeting in Deer Valley, Utah on Aug. 17, where Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody was a featured speaker, according to RAGA’s agenda acquired by CMD.[4] Further details on the Summit are not publicly available.


The Center for Law and Policy is not required to disclose its funders but major foundation supporters can be found through IRS filings. Here are some known contributors:

Core Financials


  • Total Revenue: $1,297,900
  • Total Expenses: $816,918
  • Net Assets: $480,982

Grants Distributed


As of December 2021:[5]


  • David Johnson, President
  • Lee Russell, Treasurer

Former Staff

  • Peter Bisbee, Executive and Policy Director
  • Adam Piper, President

Board of Directors

  • Luther Strange
  • Charlie Condon
  • Dan Lungren

Former Directors

  • Adam Piper

Contact Information

Center for Law and Policy
1747 Pennsylvania Ave., Suite 800
Washington, D.C., 20006
Phone: 601-842-1453

Articles and Resources

IRS 990 Filings


Tax-Exempt Application

Tax-Exempt Application


Related SourceWatch


  1. 1.0 1.1 Rule of Law Endowment, 1023 Tax-Exempt Application, Rule of Law Endowment, December 29, 2020.
  2. Center for Law and Policy, Resources, CLP, accessed April 20, 2022.
  3. Center for Law and Policy, Center for Law and Policy, CLP, accessed April 20, 2022.
  4. David Armiak, Republican AGs Expand Their Pay-to-Play Operation, ExposedbyCMD, October 7, 2021.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Center for Law and Policy, 2021 IRS Form 990, Center for Law and Policy, 2022.