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Senate Appointments

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.

Blagojevich Corruption Has Not Changed Rules For Senate Appointments In Other States

AP | KATHLEEN MILLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Lawmakers in at least 15 states backed stripping governors of their power to fill U.S. Senate vacancies after former Illinois G...

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...