raul whines: "They were "technical" sessions. No one was actually doing anything. It was done purposely. Or does that not matter? "
Did you enjoy your payroll tax cut last year? The extension of the payroll tax cut was passed IN A PRO FORMA SESSION. So much for "No one was actually doing anything."
The "technicality" you have a problem with is the Adjournments Clause, not the pro forma sessions - a "technicality" created by Democrats during the Bush Administration. If one chamber of Congress wants to go on recess for more than 3 days, it must obtain the formal consent of the other. That's the law. This court didn't make it up.
I have been pointing this out to you guys for more than a year, along with the fact that Harry Reid wasn't