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Court weighs president´s recess
appointments power

Associated Press, by Staff

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Posted By:earlybird, 1/12/2014 11:27:48 AM

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court is refereeing a politically charged dispute between President Barack Obama and Senate Republicans over the president´s power to temporarily fill high-level positions. The case being argued at the high court Monday is the first in the nation´s history to consider the meaning of the provision of the Constitution that allows the president to make temporary appointments to positions that otherwise require Senate confirmation, but only when the Senate is in recess. The court battle is an outgrowth of increasing partisanship and the political stalemate that´s been a hallmark of Washington for years, and especially since Obama took

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Three federal appeals courts have said he acted improperly because the Senate was not in recess at the time he made the appointments. Overstepped his authority as president.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: chance_232, 1/12/2014 11:56:05 AM     (No. 9689267)

I have no confidence that the court will rule correctly. If the court was going to rule correctly, there would be no reason to take the case, just let the other three rulings stand.

The court, has over the past 100 years worked overtime to invalidate the clear text of the constitution.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: BamaTex, 1/12/2014 1:08:48 PM     (No. 9689337)

Article suggests that Obama´s actions are SOP for past administrations. That is blatantly false--Obama´s actions are unprecedented and that´s why there is case before the SC.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: bighambone, 1/12/2014 1:36:49 PM     (No. 9689369)

It is the constitutional prerogative of the US Senate to decide when it is in session or is out of session. Obama does not have the constitutional power to tell the US Congress or the US Supreme Court when they are in session or are out of session. If Obama could legally do that, there would not be a meaningful separation of powers between the three branches of the federal government.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: miceal, 1/12/2014 2:49:26 PM     (No. 9689445)

He was wrong and he knows it. I doubt if he would honor a ruling by the Supreme Court. He will use the Andrew Jackson response.....

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Midnight Rambler, 1/12/2014 6:54:44 PM     (No. 9689605)

Ditto #4

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