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Entries by Peter M. Shane from 01/2012

Recess Appointments and President Obama's Surprising Restraint

| Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

For all the brouhaha surrounding President Obama's recess appointments this week of three new members for the National Labor Relations Board and of Ri...

OLC's Skillful Defense of President Obama's Recess Appointments and Its Possible Aftershocks

| Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

The Justice Department's release of on Office of Legal Counsel (OLC) opinion regarding President Obama's recess appointments power is a welcome display of public accountability. However one analyzes the bottom line, the opinion is a model of the genre.