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January 13, 2014


Justices Skeptical of Recess Appointments

"In an extended argument that contained large doses of history and practical politics, the Supreme Court on Monday seemed skeptical of the Obama administration's contention that it had acted properly in bypassing the Senate to appoint several officials during a break in the Senate's work," the New York Times reports.

SCOTUSblog: "Even some of the Justices whose votes the government almost certainly needs to salvage an important presidential power were more than skeptical."














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