Skip to comments.GOP senators sue Obama over sham labor board nominees
Posted on 04/17/2012 7:53:38 PM PDT by Semper911
In a double-barrelled blast at President Obama, Senate Republicans today moved to join a lawsuit challenging the White Houses Christmas recess appointment of National Labor Relations Board members even though the Senate was technically in session. To handle their case, they hired Miguel Estrada, who in 2002 became the first-ever judicial nominee to be torpedoed by a Democratic filibuster.
The presidents decision to circumvent the American people by installing his appointees at a powerful federal agency, when the Senate was not in recess, and without obtaining the advice and consent of the Senate, is an unprecedented power grab, McConnell said. We will demonstrate to the court how the presidents unconstitutional actions fundamentally endanger the Congresss role in providing a check on the excesses of the executive branch.
The fight is over a simple issue: When is the Senate technically in session. The GOP argues that there was enough action over the holidays to determine that the chamber was in session, but the president disagreed and went ahead with the appointments.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonexaminer.com ...
The Senate should decide when the Senate is in session, said Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., who joked that Obama might try to make recess appointments when the chamber is in lunch recess.
Sue? That’s for liberals. why not hold impeachment hearings?
Which court? Straight to the top?
I am happy with it at least being in the courts and in the news. And it will piss off Obama, so there’s that.
All I know is what is in the article. There is a piece about it on Breitbart too, but neither article gets specific about the court proceeding.
But I think this is huge.
This “should be” a very simple case, ruled in the favor of the Senators! The Constitution has left it pretty clear that Congress has the power to determine it’s own rules and such, so if Congress had not declared a “recess” then Obama is simply WRONG and does NOT have the authority to determine when Congress is in “recess!” PERIOD, END OF STORY!
“Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that his side would join a suit brought by Noel Canning, a family-owned business in Washington State that bottles and distributes soft drinks. The company is challenging the NLRBs determination that it must enter into a collective bargaining agreement with a labor union.”
WHY did the republicans not file a suit instead of waiting for a private company to do the heavy lifting?
Really, forget filing a lawsuit, impeach him and sue him later. Let’s see who’s going to be for or against impeachment before the coming elections.
Of course, that would be asking Congress to do their intended job. Gonna need a recess to think about the definition of ‘recess’.
It was posted earlier today, different source and title...
As I said on the earlier thread, good move by the Republicans, it proves they occasionally have a pulse.
It also should have been acted on the minute it happened. But instead, we got **crickets** from the Senate.
Well said! Thanks for this thread.
IMHO, Obama is a Dictator because our RINO Congress won’t shout him down.
Perhaps Boehner and McConnell will have the backbone to not cave-in to Obama on this issue.
A dictator, such as Obama, only has the power that the people give him.
Currently, at least 40 % of American voters are gladly willing to give Obama the necessary power to continue his dictatorship.
Dictator Obama has designed Obamacare to become active only AFTER he is re-elected, thus enabling THE NINE SUPREMES to delay ruling on the Constitutionality of the dictate of the individual mandate until Obama is once again the Illegal Foreign White House Occupier, (IFWHO).
The purpose of Dictator Baby-Doc Barack is simple: 1.) Regulate; 2.) Control; and 3.) Destroy. By his own count he as achieved 60 % of his goals, according to the note he says he carries in his pocket.
Obamas obvious deep hatred of America could have only come from his childhood.
Since there are no known networks of childhood friends from Obamas past, Obama was probably a member of a Marxist sleeper cell funded by wealthy men with a Marxist view of the World.
The lack of credible evidence that has NOT been forged requires a long-term, highly skilled and well-funded support group.
Who the key members of Obamas probable support group and probable sleeper cell were and are is well known to the CIA and the FBI.
Will the Citizen Journalists such as Breitbart Editor Joel Pollack be able to out-spy these two tax-funded spy entities?
BTW, forget about the LAM, (Liberal Agenda Media), as they are saving their notes to write their tell-all Obama books after Obama has SAFELY retired back home in Kenya.
BTW, BTW, to all the doubters of the above speculation: what does your gut tell you?
Thank you. I was starting to think FR was dying.
That pic! Ewww!
LOL.... Seriously? The self described foreign law professor barack hussein obomba doesn’t care what the law or law enforcement thinks. I can still see him chiding the Supreme Court of the United States during one of his State of the Union addresses and listening to him instruct the Supreme Court on how they should rule on his obombacare monstrosity. Doe anyone really think he gives a rat’s rear about a few Senators filing suit against him for a few questionable ‘recess’ appointments? When these same Senators do something about impeaching this illegal alien for illegally occupying the White House let me know.
LOL.... Seriously? The self described foreign law professor barack hussein obomba doesn’t care what the law or law enforcement thinks. I can still see him chiding the Supreme Court of the United States during one of his State of the Union addresses and listening to him instruct the Supreme Court on how they should rule on his obombacare monstrosity. Does anyone really think he gives a rat’s rear about a few Senators filing suit against him for a few questionable ‘recess’ appointments? When these same Senators do something about impeaching this illegal alien for illegally occupying the White House let me know.
No, we're definitely not dying. :-)
Glad you posted this, it needs all the exposure it can get!
Thanks for the ping, smooth.
March 28, 2012
A federal judge in New York declined to rule on whether President Barack Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board violate the U.S. Constitution, leaving the widely debated question unresolved for now. The decision marked the second time a court has declined to rule on the matter.
The first legal challenge to the appointments was made in January. The judge overseeing that case, which challenged an NLRB regulation that was approved last year before the recess appointments, also declined to rule on the constitutionality question. That judge said the regulation was created by a quorum of "undisputedly" authorized board members well before the recess appointments were announced. Several other cases are pending that challenge the recess appointments, though it's unclear when and if those will be decided.
“Recess” has as many letters as less letters than “shall not”, and they still haven’t figured that one out!