Saxbe Fix Law & Legal Definition


Saxbe Fix refers to a mechanism by which the President of the U.S. appoints a current or former member of the U.S Congress to a civil office position. According to this principle a person whose elected term has not yet expired is appointed to the civil office position. The appointment of the member can be to a civil office position for which the pay and/or benefits were increased. This principle is against the Ineligibility Clause of the constitution that the President from appointing any sitting member of the Congress to a job created for them. This method in fact corrects the violations of USCS Const. Art. I, § 6, Cl 2. This method is named after Senator William Saxbe, who was confirmed as Attorney General in 1973.