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OBAMA RECESS APPOINTMENTS
Democrats: SCOTUS Validates Senate Rules Change
The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down President Barack Obama’s recess appointments marked a big win for congressional
Supreme Court Limits President's Recess Appointment Power
Problem is, the court said, the Senate was not actually in a formal recess when Obama acted. The justices rejected that argument
Recess Appointment Power Gets Taken To Court
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is refereeing a politically charged dispute between President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans over the president's power to temporarily fill high-level positions.
Supreme Court Weighing Obama Recess Appointment Power
By Reuters, Reuters
The notion that the D.C. Circuit judgment was grounded in history and tradition was advanced forcefully in briefs submitted
Obama Recess Appointments Not Likely While Congress Is Away For July 4 Break
WASHINGTON -- Starting Friday, Congress is officially in recess for nine days. But don't expect President Barack Obama to
Marcus Hedger, Wrongfully Fired Worker, Loses His Home With NLRB In Limbo
Union leaders in Washington are now pressuring lawmakers on Capitol Hill to exert whatever political capital they can to
Board Games: How The Collapse Of The Senate Has Crippled The NLRB And Damaged Lives
Despite the current calls to halt the NLRB's operations, labor unions still exist, at least for the time being, and spats
NLRB Recess Appointment Ruling To Be Petitioned Before Supreme Court
In the January ruling, known as Noel Canning v. National Labor Relations Board, a panel of three Republican-appointed judges
Supreme Court Won't Weigh In On Obama Recess Appointment Case
By Reuters, Reuters
The court order stated the application had been denied. It offered no further explanation. By Lawrence Hurley Wednesday's
Obama Recess Appointment Ruling Would Have Altered Course Of History, Congressional Study Finds
But the judges went a good deal further, ruling that the president can only make such appointments when Congress is between
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Obama Recess Appointment Ruling Opens Pandora's Box Of Legal Challenges
"I'm being half facetious, but why limit it to the election rules?" said Fred Feinstein, a former general counsel for the
Recess Appointment Ruling Prompts Bill To Defund Actions Of CFPB, NLRB Leaders
The move comes after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit declared unconstitutional the president's recess appointments
Judicial Activism and Recess Appointments
Peter M. Shane
Professor of constitutional and administrative law with specia...
What is striking about the DC Circuit opinion is not its bottom line, but the scope of its reasoning. Despite a pretense of constitutional modesty, the court decided the Recess Appointments issue on the broadest possible ground.
The Judicial Attack on Labor
Just this past week, the National Labor Relations Board was put in legal limbo as a result of a federal appeals court ruling that President Obama's recess appointments to the Board were invalid.
Conservative D.C. Court Throws the Country Into Chaos on a Technicality
On Friday a Federal Appeals Court in Washington, D.C. showed just how far, and recklessly, conservatives are willing to go to get what they want, and hang the impact on the nation.
DOJ: Obama Recess Appointments 'Constitutionally Sound'
Ryan J. Reilly
WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is standing by President Barack Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations
White House On Recess Appointments Decision: We 'Respectfully But Strongly Disagree'
By Reuters, Reuters
WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it disagrees with a U.S. federal appeals court's "novel and
Courts (Should Not) Consider Recess Appointment Challenges: Posner Explains Political Questions
Founder, DisruptiveJustice.org.; Washington, D.C. Attorney and...
Just as would their presidential nominee, the GOP congressional obstructionists badly underestimated the political instinct and constitutional courage of President Barack Obama.
Senate Republicans Join Legal Challenge Of Obama's Recess Appointments
According to materials provided by McConnell's office, the NLRB lawsuit was brought by a family-owned business in Washington
Harry Reid Will Ask Obama To Recess Appoint All Nominees If GOP Delays Continue
A request for comment from the White House was not immediately returned, nor was a request for comment from the office of
Republican Senators Promise To Join Suit Against Obama Recess Appointments
The only Republican senators who did not sign the letter were Scott Brown (Mass.), who backed Cordray's appointment, Dean
Sen. Mike Lee Vows To Block Obama's Nominees, Uses PAC To Raise Money Off Effort
"After I vowed to resist the president's unconstitutional recess appointments, he used his weekly address to say, 'Just two
Richard Cordray Boycott By Senate Republicans Fizzles
CORRECTION: This article has been changed to reflect that the Democratic senator from Ohio is Sherrod Brown, not Sherry Brown
The Senate's Holiday
Retired lawyer and columnist for Huffington Post and other we...
The Republicans' newest way of countering criticism that Congress spends more time on recess than it does working occurred when it went home for the Christmas holidays.
Republicans Press Justice Department On Legality Of Recess Appointments
The letter is signed by Sens. Chuck Grassley (Iowa), Orrin Hatch (Utah), Jon Kyl (Ariz.), Jeff Sessions (Ala.), Lindsey Graham
White House, Democrats: If Congress Isn't In Recess, Why Isn't It Working?
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