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BO recess apptments unconstitutional

by TONI H / January 25, 2013 5:44 AM PST
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/court-says-obama-exceeded-authority-in-making-appointments/2013/01/25/b7e1b692-6713-11e2-9e1b-07db1d2ccd5b_story.html

Not only are the appointments unconstitutional, but so are the 200 decisions (mostly in favor of unions) they ruled on since their appointments, which means that the ruling about the fast ten-day unionization methods is also unconstitutional, and null and void.

>>>Because the three were not properly appointed, the court said, the board's decisions over the past year are invalid.>>

Obviously, the administration will try to take it to the Supreme Court......but it will be up to the court itself to decide if they want to hear the case. If they don't, BO gets his overreach handed back to him on a platter.
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Says three of the DC District Supreme Court the most con
by Ziks511 / January 25, 2013 8:31 AM PST

conservative in the land. However, I don't think it is officially unconstitutional until it hits SCOTUS. I'd like to see SCOTUS confront the filibuster and have to make a ruling. Ram the idiocy of the last 4 years in their faces, and then say, "So, are you able to be non partisan, or are you going to be Republican operatives yet again."

Rob

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Deflect and Distract from the topic???
by TONI H / January 25, 2013 9:49 AM PST

In case you're interested, SCOTUS doesn't have to even hear this case because if it accepts the fact that the Senate was in Pro-Forma Session (the same way REID did it with Bush in order to prevent Bush from appointing anybody), it won't bother since there is already a precedent set to NOT make appointments during that type of session. The Dems can't have it both ways, Rob.....they stopped Bush effectively, and now a Fed Court has stopped them.

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I'll leave the appointments to the courts, but
by Roger NC / January 25, 2013 10:05 AM PST

your mention of Pro-Forma Session reminds me of the BS of a filibuster with no one speaking.

If you're not there, you're not there, be in for in session or filibuster. It's more ridiculousness. When are these people going to show up and do their job, no matter what their politics.


Lawyers, phewy.

And congresscritters are more lawyerish than lawyers.

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From listening to a few
by TONI H / January 25, 2013 6:38 PM PST

news commentators about this particular pro-forma session, most of the time, the Senate was actually conducting business and passing/amending bills....there were only a few occasions where someone would come in alone, gavel in and gavel back out after a minute. It was during one of those times that BO make his 'recess' appointments by thinking he could get away with it.

When Reid held his pro-forma session, they did NO work and yet Bush honored the session by not making any appointments.

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and I still feel such is BS
by Roger NC / January 25, 2013 9:31 PM PST

in principle, irregardless of how it was used when.

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I agree
by TONI H / January 25, 2013 9:37 PM PST

However, it was the Democrats and their obstructionist leader Reid who dreamed it up and used it......and had it honored by Bush. I hope that once this is ruling is over that Congress will ban the use of it for the rest of time.

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(NT) I don't give a damn who started it.
by Roger NC / January 25, 2013 10:43 PM PST
In reply to: I agree
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