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    High Court Rebukes President Obama on Recess Appointments

    Wiped out in a unanimous decision, SCOTUS spanks POTUS. A lawless Executive is brought to heel.

    High Court Rebukes President Obama on Recess Appointments

    "The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that President Obama lacked constitutional authority to make high-level government appointments at a time he declared the Senate in recess and unable to act on the nominations.

    Obama made appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012 at a time when the Senate was holding pro forma sessions every three days precisely to thwart the president’s ability to exercise the power.
    “When the Senate declares that it is in session and possesses the capacity, under its own rules, to conduct business,” that is sufficient to keep the president from making recess appointments, Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote for the court. . . . "


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    Re: High Court Rebukes President Obama on Recess Appointments

    It was never remotely credible for POTUS to claim that the Senate was in recess when the Senate said that it was in session.
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    Re: High Court Rebukes President Obama on Recess Appointments

    Another blow to tyranny.
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    Re: High Court Rebukes President Obama on Recess Appointments

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    Wiped out in a unanimous decision, SCOTUS spanks POTUS. A lawless Executive is brought to heel.

    High Court Rebukes President Obama on Recess Appointments

    "The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Thursday that President Obama lacked constitutional authority to make high-level government appointments at a time he declared the Senate in recess and unable to act on the nominations.

    Obama made appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012 at a time when the Senate was holding pro forma sessions every three days precisely to thwart the president’s ability to exercise the power.
    “When the Senate declares that it is in session and possesses the capacity, under its own rules, to conduct business,” that is sufficient to keep the president from making recess appointments, Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote for the court. . . . "


    I'm amazed it was a unanimous vote! I wouldn't have predicted that in a hundred years!

    Good evening, Jack.

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    Re: High Court Rebukes President Obama on Recess Appointments

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I'm amazed it was a unanimous vote! I wouldn't have predicted that in a hundred years!

    Good evening, Jack.
    It was a pretty clear constitutional call.

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    Re: High Court Rebukes President Obama on Recess Appointments

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    I'm amazed it was a unanimous vote! I wouldn't have predicted that in a hundred years!

    Good evening, Jack.
    Skepticism at oral argument was pretty widespread.
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    Re: High Court Rebukes President Obama on Recess Appointments

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Another blow to tyranny.
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    Re: High Court Rebukes President Obama on Recess Appointments

    Quote Originally Posted by wbcoleman View Post
    It was never remotely credible for POTUS to claim that the Senate was in recess when the Senate said that it was in session.
    There were legitimate legal questions concerning the Senate's conduct that the Supreme Court didn't consider. It is not credible for the Senate to claim that a single legislator banging a gavel for 30 seconds before an empty chamber constitutes a session. But, they didn't want to wade into what the definition of a Senate session should be so they chose to allow the Senate to strip the Executive Branch of a power granted to it in the Constitution.

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    Re: High Court Rebukes President Obama on Recess Appointments

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    There were legitimate legal questions concerning the Senate's conduct that the Supreme Court didn't consider. It is not credible for the Senate to claim that a single legislator banging a gavel for 30 seconds before an empty chamber constitutes a session. But, they didn't want to wade into what the definition of a Senate session should be so they chose to allow the Senate to strip the Executive Branch of a power granted to it in the Constitution.
    They considered them. The just discarded them.

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    Re: High Court Rebukes President Obama on Recess Appointments

    Quote Originally Posted by Napoleon View Post
    There were legitimate legal questions concerning the Senate's conduct that the Supreme Court didn't consider. It is not credible for the Senate to claim that a single legislator banging a gavel for 30 seconds before an empty chamber constitutes a session. But, they didn't want to wade into what the definition of a Senate session should be so they chose to allow the Senate to strip the Executive Branch of a power granted to it in the Constitution.
    On the contrary, the SCOTUS was unanimous in deciding the Senate makes its own rules, and said that in their ruling.
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