Obama Takes Recess-Appointments Dispute to Supreme Court

, The National Law Journal


The constitutional showdown over President Obama's recess appointment authority moved into the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday as the government asked the justices to review a federal appellate court decision invalidating three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.

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  • Darren McKinney, American Tort Reform Association, Washington, D.C.

    The president might have considered all this before he brazenly violated the Separation of Powers by declaring the Senate in recess, even though senators of both parties considered themseleves in session.

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