Supreme Court appears likely to limit president's use of recess appointments

  • Article by: MARK SHERMAN , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 13, 2014 - 2:05 PM

WASHINGTON — Just back from their own long break, Supreme Court justices set out Monday to resolve a politically charged fight over when the Senate's absence gives the president the power to make temporary appointments to high-level positions without senators' approval.

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theagonybhoJan. 13, 14 7:38 AM

Both sides do it, seems a little rediculous to me, like waiting for your parents to go to work then start causing trouble when thier gone.

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Seawaves AheadJan. 13, 1410:42 AM

In light of the change in the rules of the Senate which virtually erased the Advise & Consent clause from the constitution, this seems like a frivolous lawsuit. Sen. Reid said the President has the right to appoint whomever he wants, even political extremists like Griffin & Cordray, and it is the duty of the Senate to confirm them in rubber stamp fashion with minimal review or debate. There is no difference between a Senate rubber stamp and the President making a lifetime appoint after the Senate has adjourned for the day.

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fatredneckJan. 13, 1412:59 PM

King Messiah Obama, just dissolve the court and contiue your self-less work for the people! Don't let the teapublicans win!! (And don't forget to send me my check)

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dogmanJan. 13, 14 2:38 PM

Simple solution... keep Congress in town and in session. There is plenty of work to be done.. stay in town and do it. Public financing for elections would remove the need to attend fundraisers.. they can meet with constituents on break. The House works less days than an Olympic judge... and the Senate isn't much better.

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melloncollieJan. 13, 14 3:57 PM

It will apply to both sides and needs to be done. Gridlock is good for all of us. It protects us from an over-reach of government. The founding fathers wanted it to be difficult for government to have control over us. The constitution LIMITS governments power. I wish the republicans and democrats understood that.

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patriot1988Jan. 13, 14 4:28 PM

Obama follows the rules when it works in his favor, simple as that.

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Truckman182Jan. 13, 14 5:26 PM

The King only follows the rules when it suits him. Remember when Obama was going to be a man of the people and a different type of politician? How's that working out???

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masterson1Jan. 13, 14 6:42 PM

Great example of a Democrat president challenging the existing order of authority between the Executive and Legislative branch, and the media demanding answers from the challenged. Bias.

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braxozJan. 24, 1410:29 PM

Interesting that this comes up now. According to the Congressional Research Service, President Ronald Reagan made 240 recess appointments, President George H. W. Bush made 77 recess appointments, President Bill Clinton made 139 recess appointments. President George W. Bush made 171 recess appointments, and as of January 5, 2012, President Barack Obama had made 32 recess appointments

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