Skip to comments.Justices Rebuke Obama on Right of Appointment
Posted on 06/26/2014 7:52:59 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
WASHINGTON The Supreme Court issued a unanimous rebuke to President Obama on Thursday, saying he had overreached in issuing recess appointments during brief breaks in the Senates work.
Mr. Obama violated the Constitution in 2012, the justices said, by appointing officials to the National Labor Relations Board during a break in the Senates work when the chamber was convening every three days in short pro forma sessions in which no business was conducted. Those breaks were too short, Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote in a majority opinion joined by the courts four other more liberal members.
At the same time, the court largely reinstated an uneasy, centuries-long accommodation between the executive branch and the Senate, in which recess appointments were allowed during more substantial breaks. Justice Breyer said such appointments generally remained permissible so long as they were made during breaks of 10 or more days.
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The Constitution states:
"... Each House may determine the Rules of its Proceedings, punish its Members for disorderly Behaviour, and, with the Concurrence of two thirds, expel a Member ..."
The Senate determined that they were in session - WHY did Obama even TRY to pull off such a stunt ???
Da king don’t give a rats ass.