Justices to rule on Obama recess appointments
June 24th, 2013
09:35 AM ET
1 year ago

Justices to rule on Obama recess appointments

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's recess appointments to a federal agency - made without Senate confirmation - will be reviewed by the Supreme Court, a major constitutional test of executive power.

At issue is whether three people named to the National Labor Relations Board lacked authority, because the presidential appointments were made while the Senate was technically in a "pro forma" session during the 2011-12 winter holiday break.

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  1. Rudy NYC

    just sayin

    obama has clearly tried to circumvent the senate's role in approving appointees. actually he totally disregarded it. the ussc must uphold the constitutional power of the senate to confirm appointees. the bogus argument about the president being able to appoint people in war time is a joke. that is not what is happening with obama.
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    It's not joke. The war time scenario is exactly why it is permitted and LEGAL. The POTUS needs to have the ability to make appointments when the Senate is not in session, and he's got that power.

    June 24, 2013 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  2. Mike Hammer

    Focus your attention anywhere, just as long as you don't make a stand on any issue that might be useful to the common person on the street. These people need jobs, healthcare, stable markets where investments can be made. The only way to get on top of the issues, is to focus on what helps the common man, not the elite.

    June 24, 2013 12:10 pm at 12:10 pm |
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