The New Yorker's Jeffrey Toobin has a new column on a seemingly arcane Supreme Court case he says could bring the government to a new level of paralysis and dysfunction.
"The current spectacle of government dysfunction in Washington could scarcely be worse, right? Wrong, actually," he writes.
The case that could make things worse, National Labor Relations Board V. Canning, seeks to limit the president's ability to make appointments of federal officials while the Senate is in recess. It is scheduled for some time this term.