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.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.
Read more: Justices skeptical of Obama's recess appointment claim - Washington Times
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