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Court to Obama Admin: Actually, Those Recess Appointments Were Unconstitutional

Ress Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 4:29 PM
It's so tragic that it's an occasion to cheer when the courts actually follow the Constitution. If this decision holds up, the GOP should take the opportunity to keep the NLRB paralyzed, while the House cuts off all its funding. It is nothing but a taxpayer-funded union power grabbing mechanism.
Sooner Wrote: Jan 25, 2013 4:41 PM
If the ruling stands, it would do much more than that. The only conditions under which the President could make a recess appointment would be when the Senate is in recess and the post became vacant during that recess.

I'm going to keep my eye on this one.

The DC Circuit Court of Appeals today unanimously slapped down the controversial “recess” appointments President Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board way back in early January of 2012, in what the Associated Press rightly calls an “embarrassing setback.” Indeed, if the Supreme Court upholds the decision, it very well may nullify everything the board has done since the appointments, as it won’t have actually had the quorum of three members required to issue regulations. Ouch.

The unanimous decision is an embarrassing setback for the president, who made the appointments after Senate Republicans spent months blocking...