A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit determined today that President Obama violated the Constitution, not having the power to bypass the Senate, by making three recess appointments last year to the National Labor Relations Board. The appointments to the federal agency were made illegally because the nominees would never have made it past the mainstream of the Senate, and the administration needed them in place quickly in order to keep the three-member quorum required to issue its Leninist dictates and regulations.
The Obama regime is expected to appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court, but if the ruling stands, it means hundreds of decisions issued by the board over more than a year are invalid. It also would leave the five-member NLRB with just one validly appointed member, effectively shutting it down.
We are in for a real test of the strength of our republican form of government and Constitution over the next four years. It was designed specifically to prevent the know-better-than-thou charlatans like our current Dear Leader from running roughshod over the highly restrictive limits placed on his power.
I'm glad this was brought up so I could read about it. It shows how the republicans are harming this country, when you go find out the facts and details of the matter, that is. Pres is right on, as usual. We want those appointments, we are the People, we elected him to do these things. Blocking the People's decisions is Un American. Thanks for bringing this up.
"The appointments to the federal agency were made illegally because the nominees would never have made it past the mainstream of the Senate, and the administration needed them in place quickly in order to keep the three-member quorum required to issue its Leninist dictates and regulations."
How odd a panel would say such a thing, or was that just you? It was so un-panel like to say such meandering, unproven words. The words don't even make sense. IIlegal because it never would have made it past the Senate? Like in Crystal Ball decision making? Ilegal and because -maybe? don't mix.
The majority, We the People ,have chosen Obama, don't like it? So sorry, move along sir you're holding up things needing doing.. Hawr hawr hawr.
Keep trying all day all night, doesn't matter. Hawr hawr haw hawr
The nation's founders placed the power to make recess appointments in the Constitution to ensure government could operate, back when Congress did not meet year-round. Over the decades, presidents of both parties have used them for political and practical purposes.
Since May 2011, Republicans have been using a little-known procedure to keep the chamber in session, even when it was not really conducting any business– in order to stop the president from making recess appointments.
The legal basis comes from a 1993 Department of Justice brief saying the President should act only if the Senate is in official recess more than three days.
So, party leaders have arranged for a single Republican lawmakers to show up every three days and gavel the Senate to order, wait around for a while, gavel it to a close, then leave.