Recess Appoint a Supreme Court Justice: Obama Needs to Find His Inner-Trump to Replace Scalia on SCOTUS
I also suggest that Obama should use this opportunity to fill many of the other executive, regulatory, and judicial offices remaining empty due to partisan obstruction and normal Senate indolence.
The Supreme Court's Noel Canning decision upholds the D.C. Circuit's outcome, but repudiates its reasoning and leaves the elected branches with pretty much the same tools already available to them to foster either friction or cooperation. All in all, it's a pretty good day for constitutionalism.
Problem is, the court said, the Senate was not actually in a formal recess when Obama acted. The justices rejected that argument
"The owners of these companies that benefit from an inoperable NLRB can buy access and influence, and workers who are the
WASHINGTON -- Starting Friday, Congress is officially in recess for nine days. But don't expect President Barack Obama to
Republicans have abused the filibuster process at a record rate. They've manipulated Senate recess to unprecedented levels. They've delayed and appealed decisions. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid can hobble this right-wing campaign against working people by deploying the nuclear option.
Union leaders in Washington are now pressuring lawmakers on Capitol Hill to exert whatever political capital they can to
Despite the current calls to halt the NLRB's operations, labor unions still exist, at least for the time being, and spats
In the January ruling, known as Noel Canning v. National Labor Relations Board, a panel of three Republican-appointed judges
The court order stated the application had been denied. It offered no further explanation. By Lawrence Hurley Wednesday's
But the judges went a good deal further, ruling that the president can only make such appointments when Congress is between
"I'm being half facetious, but why limit it to the election rules?" said Fred Feinstein, a former general counsel for the
The move comes after the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit declared unconstitutional the president's recess appointments