Skip to comments.Court: Obama recess appointments unconstitutional
Posted on 01/25/2013 8:31:20 AM PST by yoe
A federal appeals court has overturned President Obamas controversial recess appointments from last year, arguing he abused his powers and acted when the Senate was not actually in a recess.
The three-judge panels ruling is a major blow to Mr. Obama. The judges ruled that the appointments Mr. Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board are illegal, and the board no longer has a quorum to operate.
But the ruling has even broader constitutional significance, with the judges arguing that the presidents recess appointment powers dont apply to intrasession appointments those made when Congress has left town for a few days or weeks.
The judges signaled the power only applies after Congress has adjourned sine die, which is a legislative term of art that signals the end to a long work period. In modern times, it means the president could only use his powers when Congress quits business at the end of a year.
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I smell a new Czar....no approval needed.
Quoting the entire article out of the Washington Post is a no no.
His Highness isn’t going to like this. How dare mere mortals defy his divine will?
Anybody want to start a betting pool on how long it will take before Pennsylvania’s nitwit senior senator Bob Casey, Jr. comes out in favor of allowing Der Furhrer to make appointments without congressional approval just as he wants him to be able to unilaterally extend the debt ceiling?
There can only be one of two outcomes regarding this. Either Obama will simply ignore the judges, or he’ll do an end around and shift the power where he wants it to be.
There is no stopping Obama with a weak opposition, and an MSM that is willing to do ANYTHING to cover for him.
Yep - wonder how long it's been since those judges had their taxes audited... and their kid's taxes...
nlrb has instant problems. the cpb has instant problems . . . what else?
I can see the CNN-MSNBC-NY Times-The View spin already -
“Court lynches black President - welcome to the new Jim Crow”
“Racist court refuses to allow black President to do his job”
etc. etc., you get the idea .....
If only they would dive into BO’s background like they did in this instance we could be rid of him completely.
Everything about the turd is unconstitutional..
spank the commie turd
His Highness isnt going to like this. How dare mere mortals defy his divine will?
Nah. Not to worry. He'll just tell his personal boy on the Supreme Court, Johnny Roberts, to take care of it. Nobody puts a pair of knee pads to better use than Johnny Roberts.
So any rulings would be void?
Another crisis followed by a dog and pony show,
smug MSM and end of case.
Wow, they couldnt rule on this till after the election?
No one will do jack diddly about it.
The appointments will stand, because no one wants to actually confront him on it.