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Recess Appointments

Supreme Court Limits Presidents’ Recess Appointment Powers

By Michael Doyle, McClatchy Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Thursday modestly curtailed a president’s power to unilaterally appoint officials during a Senate recess. In a limited defeat for President Barack Obama and his White House successors, the court unanimously ruled that Obama improperly appointed several members to the National Labor Relations Board […]

June 26, 2014

Supreme Court Rules Against Obama On Recess Appointments

By David G. Savage and Timothy M. Phelps, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that President Barack Obama exceeded his power under the Constitution by filling three federal positions when the Senate was on a brief break, but justices upheld the right of the president to make recess appointments during longer […]

June 26, 2014