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Pro Forma Sessions

The Supreme Court Should Stay Out of the Noel Canning Recess Fight

Victor Williams | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning was the Supreme Court's first oral argument of 2014. Perhaps the Justices did not have quite long enough of a holiday recess to build up the energy reserves necessary to consider this important and convoluted case.

Senators To Meet In Unusual Spot

| Posted 08.06.2012 | DC

By Emma Dumain Roll Call Staff The monthlong August recess is usually a good time for major construction and renovation projects in the Capitol, w...

Recess Appointments: Backlash to Blackmail

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Obama rebuffed Republican abuse. He called a legislative session that opens for three minutes every 72 hours while 99 Senators are vacationing what it is: recessed. And he made the appointments the country has needed for a long time.

Supporting Obama: The Constitutional Case for Recess Appointments

Victor Williams | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics
Victor Williams

As high level federal vacancies continue to damage our government and economy, Barack Obama considers how best to push back against Senate confirmatio...