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Breaking: Supreme Court to review Obama recess appointments
Hotair ^ | 06/24/2013 | Ed Morrissey

Posted on 06/24/2013 8:07:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind

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1 posted on 06/24/2013 8:07:55 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

How about reviewing the fraudulent BC while they’re at it?


2 posted on 06/24/2013 8:09:30 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: SeekAndFind

Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?


3 posted on 06/24/2013 8:11:29 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Already used SigInt intercepts to bully Roberts inti Obamacare...

Gisv I WONDER what will come of this...


4 posted on 06/24/2013 8:12:48 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: MrB

“The case sets up a high-stakes Supreme Court fight between the other two branches of government.”

God a vast fortune is spent by the taxpayer in efforts to protect itself simply from its “three equal” branches of government.

This is truly sad and out of hand.


5 posted on 06/24/2013 8:12:51 AM PDT by edcoil (When given a choice, take both.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Excellent news.


6 posted on 06/24/2013 8:13:01 AM PDT by BAW (NSA.is reading this.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Obama's Supreemies say...


7 posted on 06/24/2013 8:13:26 AM PDT by moovova
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To: hattend
Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?

President Obama made three so-called recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) while the Senate was not in recess. These appointments were unprecedented—no other president has made recess appointments while the Senate was in session.

8 posted on 06/24/2013 8:14:29 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: SeekAndFind

What difference does it make? He’ll just blackmail Roberts again.


9 posted on 06/24/2013 8:14:49 AM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: hattend

All presidents have had the authority to make recess appointments when Congress is adjourned.

Obama did it while Congress was NOT adjourned.


10 posted on 06/24/2013 8:15:31 AM PDT by Alex in chains
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To: SeekAndFind

Sounds like cowardice to me.


11 posted on 06/24/2013 8:16:05 AM PDT by fatnotlazy
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To: hattend
Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?

It's not whether recess appointments are acceptable.

It's about what constitutes a recess. The Senate never officially recessed, but Obama basically declared they were in recess and made the appointments.

12 posted on 06/24/2013 8:16:24 AM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: hattend
"Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?>"

Because Baraq made his while the Senate was not in recess. End of argument.

13 posted on 06/24/2013 8:16:59 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: SeekAndFind; Perdogg; Lurking Libertarian; JDW11235; Clairity; TheOldLady; Spacetrucker; ...

FReepmail me to subscribe to or unsubscribe from the SCOTUS ping list.

14 posted on 06/24/2013 8:17:23 AM PDT by BuckeyeTexan (There are those that break and bend. I'm the other kind. ~Steve Earle)
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To: Cicero

“What difference does it make? He’ll just blackmail Roberts again.”

Yup. His reply will always be “yes, master obama.”


15 posted on 06/24/2013 8:17:25 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: hattend

You didn’t hear about what Obama did? He declared the senate to be in recess, when it wasn’t. Because only the senate can declare itself in recess. Obama declared it was, anyway, and appointed people he wanted. A lower federal court than SCOTUS already weighed in and said it was unconstitutional/illegal, but Obama blew off the ruling and those people still sit in their appointive jobs today.


16 posted on 06/24/2013 8:17:28 AM PDT by txrangerette ("...hold to the truth; speak without fear". - Glenn Beck)
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To: justlurking; Jane Long; Alex in chains

Thanks for the clarification

I had forgotten the details.


17 posted on 06/24/2013 8:18:03 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: hattend

Because they were made while Congress was in session (so not recess) and just called ‘recess appointments.’


18 posted on 06/24/2013 8:18:46 AM PDT by autumnraine (America how long will you be so deaf and dumb to thoe tumbril wheels carrying you to the guillotine?)
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To: hattend
Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?

Earlier recess appointments were made when congress was in actually in recess. Obama did it while congress was not in recess. In other words he appointed who he wanted outside the law and through down a challenge to the other branches to do something about it. If he wins this without repercussions, he is truly a dictator.

19 posted on 06/24/2013 8:18:59 AM PDT by D Rider
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To: SeekAndFind

It’s about freaking time ... where are the other challenges to the unconstitutional actions of the Obama regime? the pace is glacial.


20 posted on 06/24/2013 8:19:11 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (Unindicted Co-conspirators: The Mainstream Media)
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To: txrangerette; justlurking

Thanks!


21 posted on 06/24/2013 8:19:33 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Chief Justice Roberts will rule that the appointments are a “tax.”


22 posted on 06/24/2013 8:20:01 AM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: hattend
Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?

Because Congress was in recess for earlier Presidents, it wasn't when Obama made the appointments.

Congress alone gets to determine when it is in recess, but President Obama declared them in recess over a long weekend and made the appointments. That is what this case is about.

23 posted on 06/24/2013 8:20:47 AM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius (www.wilsonharpbooks.com - New Robin Hood book out!)
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To: SeekAndFind

What a job. Work a couple months and have 10 off. Opposite of a teacher.


24 posted on 06/24/2013 8:21:44 AM PDT by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: D Rider; hattend

If I recall correctly “recess” appointments were previously made while Congress was actually in recess, and were subject to apporval when they reconviened.

Otherwise just wait for every recess and appoint who you want.


25 posted on 06/24/2013 8:21:45 AM PDT by Mr. K (There are lies, damned lies, statistics, and democrat talking points.)
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To: txrangerette

And ever one of their decisions/opinions can be or will be challenged.


26 posted on 06/24/2013 8:22:10 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (NRA Life Member)
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To: Alex in chains

Seems like an open and shut case to me.


27 posted on 06/24/2013 8:22:31 AM PDT by TribalPrincess2U (0bama's agenda¬óDivide and conquer seems to be working.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Hard to believe its been almost a year since the Obama Care decision.

I'm still shaking my head at that one. Bet the decision on Marriage come out on the anniversary of that decision.

28 posted on 06/24/2013 8:23:27 AM PDT by mware
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To: hattend

you do know what oabma did right?

Make appointments unlike any other past Presidents


29 posted on 06/24/2013 8:27:10 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Mr. K

what a smart constitutional professor, ARF


30 posted on 06/24/2013 8:28:18 AM PDT by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: Cicero

RE: What difference does it make? He’ll just blackmail Roberts again.

What is there to blackmail? does anybody know something about Justice Roberts that most of us don’t?


31 posted on 06/24/2013 8:30:05 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Send in the Federal Marshals.


32 posted on 06/24/2013 8:31:58 AM PDT by Clint N. Suhks
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To: justlurking

I think this is going to fail into one of those “the Senate can make it’s own rules” decisions and rule that they were illegal appointments.


33 posted on 06/24/2013 8:32:19 AM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: SeekAndFind
President Obama’s recess appointments to a federal agency– made without Senate confirmation– will be reviewed by the Supreme Court, a major constitutional test of executive power. …

It's not really a test of executive power. The president may make appointments when the Senate is in recess. The Senate was not in recess therefore the appointments need confirmation before they can take on their position. Obama was wrong in this.

34 posted on 06/24/2013 8:33:23 AM PDT by 0.E.O
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To: SeekAndFind
I wouldn't expect anything good or just to come from SCOTUS ever again.

Roberts has clearly been compromised via NSA/DHS/CIA/FBI/whatever other Orwellian groups are out there.

I suspect a bit of his dubious behavior can be traced to his mysterious, solitary "vacations" to Malta.


35 posted on 06/24/2013 8:33:40 AM PDT by Prole
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To: SeekAndFind

I still remember their ruling that Obamacare and forced participation in it is just fine and dandy and American as apple pie and baseball.


36 posted on 06/24/2013 8:37:55 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Jane Long; justlurking; hattend; Colonel_Flagg; txrangerette; D Rider; ...
While we can clearly argue about whether the Senate was actually in recess or not, that is not the central question in my mind. The relevant language;
The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
These appointments were not to fill a vacancy, they were newly created positions IIRC. The language is clear "that may happen" means there is a person in the position and suddenly leaves, dies, or otherwise can not perform their duties in that position, then the President can make an appointment to fill that sudden vacancy. I would argue past recess appointments as well if the position was open when the Senate was in session and the President waited to fill it during a recess.
37 posted on 06/24/2013 8:38:37 AM PDT by GregNH (If you can't fight, please find a good place to hide!)
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To: SeekAndFind

bookmark


38 posted on 06/24/2013 8:41:20 AM PDT by GOP Poet
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To: Alex in chains
Obama did it while Congress was NOT adjourned.

But, he said it was adjourned, so it was. The Emperor had spoken.

As if Congress would know if they were adjourned or not...that's why we need obama. He's the only one who can know.

I don't see why the One lets the SC tell him anything. They should learn how to read the constitution.

39 posted on 06/24/2013 8:46:48 AM PDT by GBA (Rubio and the rinos have the GOP Whigging out)
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To: hattend

“Just for argument’s sake...why were recess appointments fine for earlier Presidents but not for Obama?”

Just a wild guess, those recess appointments were made when the Senate was, in actual fact, in recess. But that’s just a guess.


40 posted on 06/24/2013 8:53:09 AM PDT by vette6387
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To: GregNH

That is the subject of a separate case, I believe in the Third Circuit IIRC, which interpreted the recess clause as you have stated. No recess appointments unless the vacancy occurs while the Senate is in recess.

I wish I had more confidence in the Supreme Court. Just tell John Roberts a lie and he’ll buy it. And this regime excels at lying.


41 posted on 06/24/2013 8:54:15 AM PDT by Colonel_Flagg (Blather. Reince. Repeat.)
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To: hattend

obama’s appointments weren’t RECESS appointments. He took it upon HIMSELF to declare congress in recess so he could do what the wanted
once a cheater, always a cheater


42 posted on 06/24/2013 8:56:25 AM PDT by SendShaqtoIraq
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To: SeekAndFind
appointments
43 posted on 06/24/2013 9:00:09 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham (Electorate data confirms Resolute Conservative voted for Soetoro)
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To: GBA

I think it’s time that red states declare some of the SC’s decisions unconstitutional and refuse to follow them, and repeat for the fed gubmints laws and rules which violate State’s Rights. What’s good for the goose - if BO can ignore or make up his own laws, so can we. At least the states have that right - Big Brother has usurped our rights guaranteed in the Constitution. This is why they want to disarm us.


44 posted on 06/24/2013 9:00:27 AM PDT by TStro (Better to be judged by 12 than carried by 6.)
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To: Prole

I wouldn’t expect anything good or just to come from SCOTUS ever again.

Roberts has clearly been compromised via NSA/DHS/CIA/FBI/whatever other Orwellian groups are out there.

I suspect a bit of his dubious behavior can be traced to his mysterious, solitary “vacations” to Malta.


Yup, thanks... I was looking for the pic also of Roberts and his young male friends around him. No, no blackmail here...


45 posted on 06/24/2013 9:44:32 AM PDT by CincyRichieRich (He thwarts the plans of the crafty so that their hands achieve no success...Job 5:12)
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To: Cicero
He’ll just blackmailmale Roberts again.

with a little Reggie Love action.

46 posted on 06/24/2013 9:56:31 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Tagline copyright in violation of Directive 10-289)
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To: SeekAndFind

I may be wrong but I think one of the rulings went farther than anyone expected. They ruled that the only recess was in between two separate sitting congresses, not in between normal breaks.


47 posted on 06/24/2013 10:08:46 AM PDT by Raycpa
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

Normally, it is only when there is egregious abuse that the Supreme Court will agree to settle an argument between the other two branches. Even though a practice may not be in strict compliance with the constitution, the court will not step in unless one or the other goes too far. In this case, Oboma pushed beyond allowable limits, and the appeal court decided based on the constitution, not past practice. It is fairly clear that the original intent of the recess appointment power was to provide for continuity of government when the Senate was not physically available to consider appointments, not as a way to bypass the Senate when confirmation was unlikely or inconvenient. With a full time congress, recess appointments are actually no longer necessary and since the issue has been forced on them, the Supreme Court will likely rule that way.


48 posted on 06/24/2013 10:16:59 AM PDT by etcb
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To: SeekAndFind

Big freaking deal? Are people on this board still waiting for the Roberts court to do anything about Obama?

Roberts is another legacy gift of W.


49 posted on 06/24/2013 10:23:32 AM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave ofo attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: txrangerette

The Senate will be in recess for the next 20 years.

The whole Obama planned Pesidency.


50 posted on 06/24/2013 10:28:02 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (Obama equals Osama))
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