SCOTUS Slaps Down Obama on Recess Appointments… But There’s a Catch
If we could only get them to control Obama every day.
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“In a rebuke to President Barack Obama, the Supreme Court struck down three of his recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board as unconstitutional.
“The decision Thursday gives the Senate broad power to thwart future recess appointments,” which they always had, by the way, “but did not go as far as some conservatives hoped,” it says here in The Politico, “to undercut the president’s ability to fill vacant executive branch posts and judicial slots.”
I don’t know how much farther it could have gone. It was unanimous. It was nine-zip. In a nutshell, the Supreme Court said Obama cannot decide when the Senate is and is not in session. Obama’s not used to being told that he can’t do something. It’s gonna be interesting to see his reaction to this, because this doesn’t happen. I mean, this doesn’t happen to the boy wonder. People don’t tell him what he can and can’t do like this. And this is nine to nothing.
I mean, even his appointees, of which there have been two, Sotomayor and Kagan, even they joined the unanimous majority. So what Obama’s task now is to find a way to bypass the Supreme Court, not just the Senate, and he will no doubt look to do that. Yeah, that was Politico. The National Journal version: “Supreme Court Limits President Obama’s Appointment Powers — ‘The Senate is in session when it says that it is.'” Not when Obama says it is in session.