Monday, June 30, 2014

Supreme Court Strikes Down Obama Recess Appointments

Supreme Court Strikes Down Obama Recess Appointments


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The U.S. Supreme Court

In a rebuke to President Obama's latest recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the U.S. Supreme Court struck them down as unconstitutional last Thursday.  The decision gives the Senate broad power to thwart future recess appointments.  However, it didn't go as far as some conservatives hoped for in that it would undercut the president's ability to fill vacant executive branch posts and judicial slots.  The Court ruled 9-0 that Obama's recess appointments were unconstitutional because the Senate was not truly in recess when Obama made them during a three-day broke in pro forma meetings of the legislative body.  It was a good ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court.  It keeps him in check concerning the powers the executive branch has.  This way he can't fill vacant appointments if the Senate isn't in recess.  To read the full story, click on the above link from Politico.com.

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