Saturday, January 26, 2013

U.S. Court of Appeals rules 3 of Obama's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board are unconstitutional

In an embarrassing setback for President Barack Obama, a federal appeals court panel ruled that he violated the Constitution in making recess appointments last year, a decision that would effectively curtail a president’s ability to bypass the Senate to fill administration vacancies. 
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said that Obama did not have the power to make three recess appointments last year to the National Labor Relations Board because the Senate was officially in session — and not in recess — at the time. If the decision stands, it could invalidate hundreds of board decisions. 
The court said the president could only fill vacancies with the recess appointment procedure if the openings arise when the Senate is in an official recess, which it defined as the break between sessions of Congress.
Read the rest of the story HERE and view a related video below:

If you like what you see, please "Like" us on Facebook here.
Please follow us on Twitter here.


Anonymous said...

GOP win.

Anonymous said...

Much of what this President does is unconstitutional. It's about time somebody recognized this besides a few conservatives on the blogs. Hope the supreme court sees it, too.