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Senate Appointments

GOP Stalling Leaves National Security Posts Unfilled Even As ISIS Worries Grow

The Huffington Post | Akbar_Ahmed | Posted 11.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Several top U.S. government positions related to security and foreign policy have been officially empty for months because of congressio...

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.

House Candidate Geoghegan: Senate Appointments Violate Constitution

New York Times | Thomas Geoghegan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

IN 2009 four new senators will slip into office -- all in violation of the Constitution, which requires a special election to fill a Senate vacancy. C...