•The Act does not
violate the principle of separation of powers by unduly interfering with the
Executive Branch's role.
•This case does
not involve an attempt by Congress to increase its own powers at the expense of
the Executive Branch.
•The Act does
empower certain Members of Congress to request the Attorney General to
apply for the appointment of an independent counsel, but the Attorney
General has no duty to comply with the request, although he must respond within
a certain time limit.