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Court to Obama: Not So Sure About Your Recess Appointments

TaxFree1031 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 4:24 PM
Following the Constitution. What a novel approach.
Harold15 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 5:35 AM
Do you think we should legalize the Constitution? Now there's a concept that will drive the left crazy.

Back in January, President Obama made a controversial recess appointment while the Senate was in a pro forma session, and named Richard Cordray as head of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau. While the Senate wasn't holding meetings, it also wasn't technically adjourned, and thus many Republicans took issue with the president's initiative. They sued the Obama administration in response, and today, that case came before the U.S. Court of Appeals.

Interestingly, the bench expressed skepticism not only of the particular appointment in question, but of the practice of recess appointments generally, arguing that unless Congress has adjourned...