January 26, 2013


Obama Bets on Recess Apppointments and Loses

President Obama "made a big gamble last January when he issued four recess appointments during a three-day break between meetings of the Senate -- and with the court ruling Friday broadly undercutting his ability to make such appointments, he may have lost even bigger," Politico reports.

Legal experts say the president "almost certainly did not anticipate the gamble going as spectacularly sour as it did Friday when a federal appeals court not only invalidated the three NLRB appointments but cut the heart out of the recess appointment power presidents of both parties have wielded for two centuries."

Washington Post: "The issue seems certain to end up before the Supreme Court, which ultimately could clarify a president's authority to fill his administration and appoint federal judges when a minority of the Senate blocks consideration of his choices."










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