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A Moment of High Constitutional Candor
Commentary Magazine, by Rick Richman

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Posted By:jpundit, 1/14/2014 3:02:42 PM

As John Steele Gordon predicted, the Supreme Court argument on President Obama’s “recess” appointments was “high constitutional drama.” SCOTUSblog reports there were long lines and cameras outside, a full press gallery inside, and both White House spokesman Jay Carney and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell in attendance. The Court appears ready to rule that Obama exceeded his constitutional power to fill “Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate” by deciding for himself the Senate was in recess when the Senate considered itself in session. There was also a moment of what we can call “high constitutional candor”

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Also "high constitutional irony," given who made the brilliant amicus argument.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: nimby, 1/14/2014 3:40:04 PM     (No. 9691889)

The question should be " what does the NSA have on the Supremes"?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: prescient33, 1/14/2014 5:06:05 PM     (No. 9691994)

The duplicitous bastards on the left feel the Constitutional limits on the Presidential appointment powers only apply when the office is held by a Republican.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Cavallodifiero, 1/14/2014 5:23:27 PM     (No. 9692006)

If they keep this up there will soon be no Democrats or the hands out part of the population. The we will once again be America. The Socialists trying to close down America need to be dealt with by Americans by throwing them and anyone even remotely connected with them, out of office, and shunned by Americans until they are driven to have only each other to associate with. Let them be left that way until they become extinct.

That wouldn´t happen in this country, but it sure makes me feel good to think of it and say it.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: fembot, 1/14/2014 7:02:26 PM     (No. 9692120)

Hmm, seems to me there was another head of state who decided he could get his way by declaring the representational bodies to be out of session whenever it was convenient for him. Can you say Charles I?

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Charactercounts, 1/15/2014 2:45:28 AM     (No. 9692490)

What a delicious turn of events that Miguel Estrada argued this case.



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