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Obama Recess Appointments

Dem Senators See SCOTUS Decision As Validation Of Rules Change

Politico | Posted 06.27.2014 | Politics

The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down President Barack Obama’s recess appointments marked a big win for congressional Republicans — but De...

Supreme Court Limits President's Recess Appointment Power

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 06.26.2014 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled against President Barack Obama in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning on Thursday, limiting his power to make reces...

Conservative Wing Of Supreme Court Could Deal Blow To Obama

Reuters | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics

(Repeats Jan. 12 item for additional readers with no changes to headline or text) By Joan Biskupic WASHINGTON, Jan 12 (...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Recess Appointments Not Likely While Congress Is Away For July 4 Break | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Starting Friday, Congress is officially in recess for nine days. But don't expect President Barack Obama to use his authority to go arou...

Dave Jamieson

How Senate Obstruction Helped Ruin This Guy's Life | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.23.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the past three years, Marcus Hedger has lost a good-paying manufacturing job and a nice home in Antioch, Ill. Thanks to the dysfuncti...

Dave Jamieson

Board Games: How The Collapse Of The Senate Has Crippled The NLRB And Damaged Lives | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.25.2013 | Politics

SMITHERS, W.Va. -- When he was a teenager, Barry Kidd went into the West Virginia coal mines, just like his father, his grandfather and his great-gran...

Dave Jamieson

Administration To Petition SCOTUS On Recess Appointment Case | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Labor Relations Board, whose recess appointments by President Barack Obama were ruled invalid by a panel of federal judges ...

Supreme Court To Stay Out Of Obama Recess Appointment Case

Reuters | Posted 04.08.2013 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Feb 6 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a nursing home operator's emergency stay ...

Dave Jamieson

Judges Flout Decades Of Presidential Tradition In Obama Smackdown | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The research arm of the U.S. Congress has studied the controversial appeals court ruling striking down President Barack Obama's recess a...

Dave Jamieson

Biz Lobby 'Licking Its Chops' Over Recess Appointment Debacle | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The appeals court ruling striking down President Barack Obama's recess appointments to the federal labor board is barely a week old, but...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Try To Defund CFPB, Labor Board Actions | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican senators are moving to target the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as well as the National Labor Relations Board in the w...

Judicial Activism and Recess Appointments

Peter M. Shane | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

What is striking about the DC Circuit opinion is not its bottom line, but the scope of its reasoning. Despite a pretense of constitutional modesty, the court decided the Recess Appointments issue on the broadest possible ground.

The Judicial Attack on Labor

Roy Ulrich | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Roy Ulrich

Just this past week, the National Labor Relations Board was put in legal limbo as a result of a federal appeals court ruling that President Obama's recess appointments to the Board were invalid.

Conservative D.C. Court Throws the Country Into Chaos on a Technicality

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 03.28.2013 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

On Friday a Federal Appeals Court in Washington, D.C. showed just how far, and recklessly, conservatives are willing to go to get what they want, and hang the impact on the nation.

DOJ: Obama Recess Appointments 'Constitutionally Sound'

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is standing by President Barack Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board despite a decis...

White House: 'We Respectfully But Strongly Disagree'

Reuters | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics

By Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it disagrees with a U.S. federal appeals court's "nov...

Courts (Should Not) Consider Recess Appointment Challenges: Posner Explains Political Questions

Victor Williams | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Victor Williams

Just as would their presidential nominee, the GOP congressional obstructionists badly underestimated the political instinct and constitutional courage of President Barack Obama.

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Republicans Join Legal Challenge Of Obama's Recess Appointments | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans are joining a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of some of President Barack Obama's recess appointments in Ja...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid: I'll Ask Obama To Recess Appoint All Nominees If GOP Delays Continue | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) fired a warning shot to Republicans on Friday: Stop blocking President Barack Obama's executi...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senators Promise To Join Suit Against Obama Recess Appointments | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of 39 Republican senators signed on to a letter Friday promising to join lawsuits against President Obama's recent recess appoin...

Jennifer Bendery

Sen Mike Lee Vows To Block Obama's Nominees, Uses PAC To Raise Money Off Effort | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) insists it is the Constitution, not politics, driving his vow to unilaterally block all of President Barack Obama...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Boycott Of Consumer Finance Watchdog Fizzles | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Republican boycott of the first official Senate testimony of President Obama's consumer finance watchdog fizzled Tuesday, as only half...

The Senate's Holiday

Christopher Brauchli | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Christopher Brauchli

The Republicans' newest way of countering criticism that Congress spends more time on recess than it does working occurred when it went home for the Christmas holidays.

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Press Justice Dept On Legality Of Recess Appointments | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House and Senate Republicans fired off letters to the Justice Department on Friday demanding to know what role the agency played, if any...

Michael McAuliff

White House, Dems: If Congress Isn't In Recess, Why Isn't It Working? | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- With Republicans complaining that President Obama made recess appointments while Congress is not in recess, House Democrats Thursday sug...