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Friday, January 25, 2013

Appeals court panel rules Obama recess appointments to labor board are unconstitutional - The Washington Post

WASHINGTON — 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.

via www.washingtonpost.com

There are still the courts. --ts

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