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    Justices skeptical of Obama’s recess appointment claim[W:88]

    Supreme Court justices took a dim view Monday of President Obama’s claim of almost unlimited powers to appoint top government officials, saying he appeared to be breaking with the founders’ vision of separation of powers between the branches of government when he tried an end-run around the Senate in 2012.

    Both liberal and conservative justices seemed skeptical of the president’s claim, though they struggled with how far to go in deciding the limits of a president’s recess appointment power.

    If they ruled narrowly, they could simply overturn Mr. Obama’s 2012 appointments by finding he tried to act when the Senate considered itself still in session. But the court could act more broadly and rule that the president’s recess powers only apply to a narrow set of positions that become vacant when the Senate has finished business for the year, and that the president can only fill those jobs during that same recess break.

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    Ok, no lighthearted brevity with this one, just an oldie but goodie...Last year Obama tried to pull a fast one and just declare that the Senate was in recess and appoint who he wanted anyway...Liberals in here argued the usual talking point stuff straight out of the Oval office to repeat over, and over....But we all knew then it was shaky, and now the SC seems to think so as well.
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    Re: Justices skeptical of Obama’s recess appointment claim

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Ok, no lighthearted brevity with this one, just an oldie but goodie...Last year Obama tried to pull a fast one and just declare that the Senate was in recess and appoint who he wanted anyway...Liberals in here argued the usual talking point stuff straight out of the Oval office to repeat over, and over....But we all knew then it was shaky, and now the SC seems to think so as well.
    It seems clear to me that we must keep an eye on the man. I think we are safe. But I don't think I would rely on that.

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    Re: Justices skeptical of Obama’s recess appointment claim

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    It seems clear to me that we must keep an eye on the man. I think we are safe. But I don't think I would rely on that.
    No doubt...I think unchecked, we may no longer have a congress that matters.....Oh wait....
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    Re: Justices skeptical of Obama’s recess appointment claim

    This is how tyranny is advanced-Obama did this.


    Lets hope scotus has it in them.

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    Re: Justices skeptical of Obama’s recess appointment claim

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    This is how tyranny is advanced-Obama did this.


    Lets hope scotus has it in them.
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    Re: Justices skeptical of Obama’s recess appointment claim

    I don't believe that any President since Nixon has had his actions so subjected to Supreme Court review as President Obama in the courts 2014 docket.
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    Re: Justices skeptical of Obama’s recess appointment claim

    Contrary to popular belief, Obama did not invent the recess appointment.
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    Re: Justices skeptical of Obama’s recess appointment claim

    The Constitution states that the President can appoint "inferior officers" without the consent of the Senate. The problem is that the Constitution doesn't define what an "inferior officer" is and the Supreme Court precedent on the matter leaves room for interpretation. The Solicitor General shouldn't be arguing whether or not the President can make recess appointments or what constitutes a recess; he should be arguing that the appointees are inferior officers.
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    Re: Justices skeptical of Obama’s recess appointment claim

    Now that there is a nuclear option, isn't this case really moot?
    Could we possibly see the SCOTUS rule on the constitutionality of the "nuclear option"?
    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Liberals in here argued the usual talking point stuff straight out of the Oval office to repeat over, and over
    Would these be the same usual talking points that conservative posters used defending Bush's preponderance of Executuve orders?
    But we all knew then it was shaky, and now the SC seems to think so as well.
    Did the Dems ever take Bush to Court over EOs ?
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    Re: Justices skeptical of Obama’s recess appointment claim

    I would agree CJ.
    Could it be due to those who are bringing up all of these "firvilous faux" outrages to the SCOTUS?
    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I don't believe that any President since Nixon has had his actions so subjected to Supreme Court review as President Obama in the courts 2014 docket.
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