D.C. Court Skeptical of Judging Recess Appointments

Federal Judge Thomas Griffith expressed skepticism on weighing in on a dispute between Congress and the White House over the constitutionality of President Barack Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau earlier this year. In a hearing yesterday to test the legality of Obama’s appointments, Judge Griffith stated that courts have assiduously refrained from stepping into political spats over recess appointments, and asked “Why drag us into it?”