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Recess Appointments

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Administration Fights Appointment Ruling - DSWright, Firedoglake

What started as an esoteric dispute over whether a Senate “pro forma” session can technically be considered “recess” morphed into a larger question of executive...

Court Says Obama Exceeded Authority - Barnes & Mufson, Washington Post

President Obama exceeded his constitutional authority by making appointments when the Senate was on a break last year, a federal appeals court ruled Friday. The court’s broad ruling...

Court Says Obama Appointments Violated Constitution - Sam Hananel

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate last year to appoint three members of the National Labor Relations Board, a federal appeals...

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