Court Will Hear Recess Appointment Dispute

The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to decide whether President Barack Obama’s January 2012 appointments to the National Labor Relations Board violated the Constitution. The administration is challenging a ruling from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit that the appointments were made while Congress was technically in session and therefore were not allowed. The government argues that because the Senate had ceased business for an extended period of time, the president’s use of the recess appointments clause was appropriate. Read more in the Blog of Legal Times.

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