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Obama's Act of Constitutional Disobedience

Ken325 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 12:01 AM
According to the Congressional Research Service, President Ronald Reagan made 240 recess appointments, President George H. W. Bush made 77 recess appointments, President Bill Clinton made 139 recess appointments. President George W. Bush made 171 recess appointments, and as of January 5, 2012, President Barack Obama had made only 32 recess appointments.
Nancy2871 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 7:59 AM
Then you don't think he should recognize the District Court's ruling , I take it ?

Openly defying the court is A-OK to you, because he's ' made less recess appointments ' than former presidents ?

Did you ever stop to think the next time he defies the Court's it might be something
that effects you personally....negatively ?? He's not above the law, nor should he be !
Conrad43 Wrote: Feb 01, 2013 12:38 AM
The difference between Obama's recess appointments and those of Regan, Bush, Clinton and Bush W is that his didn't conform to the constitution and theirs did. Obama's recess appointments were made when the Senate was not in recess.

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals emphatically smacked down the crazy idea that the president has the power to make recess appointments while the Senate is not in recess.

"An interpretation of 'the Recess' that permits the President to decide when the Senate is in recess would demolish the checks and balances inherent in the advice-and-consent requirement, giving the President free rein to appoint his desired nominees at any time he pleases, whether that time be a weekend, lunch, or even when the Senate is in session and he is merely displeased with its inaction," Chief Judge David B. Sentelle wrote....