recess appointments

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 end of June is an important time on the political calendar, but it is one which most Americans don't really think about all that much. It's hard to fault this, so let's take a quick run through the important decisions handed down in the past week.
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.
The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down President Barack Obama’s recess appointments marked a big win for congressional
Problem is, the court said, the Senate was not actually in a formal recess when Obama acted. The justices rejected that argument
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.
The most recent slow peddling of President Obama's NLRB nominees by Senate Republicans through the filibuster is only the latest chapter in this war story. Real disarmament can only take place when the political nature of the Board is reformed.
"The owners of these companies that benefit from an inoperable NLRB can buy access and influence, and workers who are the
Democrats will now need to decide which side they are on. We could be the first generation of working Americans since 1935 to not have the protections of the NLRB.
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 D.C. Circuit is the most important court in the land after the U.S. Supreme Court. It handles a stream of constitutional
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
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.