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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    .... You DO realize that Harry Reid invented this tactic, in order to keep George Bush from making recess appointments??? That President Obama supported this when he was a Senator?
    Did Fox cover it back then and give their trusty viewers the talking points to regurgitate around the water cooler... Was W. making a "power grab" back then?

    Or was it just Reid looking foolish trying to end run around the constitution?

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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Did Fox cover it back then and give their trusty viewers the talking points to regurgitate around the water cooler... Was W. making a "power grab" back then?

    Did Bush appoint anyone during pro forma sessions?

    Or was it just Reid looking foolish trying to end run around the constitution?
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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    73 pages on a non-issue.
    You expected differently? Some of our posters can take this long explaining why Obama is a socialist.
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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    You expected differently? Some of our posters can take this long explaining why Obama is a socialist.
    Silly response. This is an issue. And eventually the courts will make a decision. One way or the other....


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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cole View Post
    Silly response. This is an issue. And eventually the courts will make a decision. One way or the other....
    Has anyone filed a lawsuit? Or announced an intention to file a lawsuit?

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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    Did Fox cover it back then and give their trusty viewers the talking points to regurgitate around the water cooler... Was W. making a "power grab" back then?

    Or was it just Reid looking foolish trying to end run around the constitution?
    W. was engaging in recess appointments, which was a legitimate expression of his power as the President. So, the Senate stayed in session to block him, which was a legitimate expression of theirs. You may recall from 11th Grade that our Constitution features "Checks and Balances"?

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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Has anyone filed a lawsuit? Or announced an intention to file a lawsuit?
    the question becomes one of standing.

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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the question becomes one of standing.

    Absolutely. It may not be the RNC that files the suit. But, because of the language of the law, the first decision that the CFPB makes under Cordray, it will be immediately challenged in court.

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    Re: Obama Defies Congress With ‘Recess’ Picks. Could Provoke Constitutional Fight.

    Quote Originally Posted by cpwill View Post
    the question becomes one of standing.
    Since the claim is a breach of separation of powers, I should think that standing would be no problem. It shouldn't be a bar if a Senator or group of Senators wants to challenge it.

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