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01/25/2013 03:02 pm ET Updated Jan 25, 2013

DOJ: Obama Recess Appointments 'Constitutionally Sound'

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is standing by President Barack Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board despite a decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that found those appointments were unconstitutional.

“We disagree with the court’s ruling and believe that the President’s recess appointments are constitutionally sound," a Justice Department spokesperson said in a statement.

The statement did not indicate whether the administration would appeal the decision to the Supreme Court, but it is expected to do so.

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