CEI Weekly: Court Rules Against Obama Recess Appointments

CEI Weekly: Court Rules Against Obama Recess Appointments

February 01, 2013

FEATURE: Court Rules Against Obama Recess Appointments

 

This week, a federal appeals court ruled President Obama's appointments to fill vacancies at the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional because he bypassed the Senate.  Though the president claimed he could make recess appointments because the Senate was not in session, the court found that the Senate technically was still in session. After the ruling was announced, CEI experts pointed out that it could have far-reaching effects---perhaps most significantly, it calls into question the recess appointment of CFPB head Richard Cordray. Read CEI's Jan. 25 statement on the matter here. For background, see CEI initial statement on the day of the surprise recess appointments here

 

SHAPING THE DEBATE

 

Fred Smith Passes the Torch at CEI

CEI featured in The Washington Post

 

Gov. McDonnell's Transportation Plan

Marc Scribner's radio interview

 

Value Destroyers Like Bernanke Fancy Themselves Magician Economists

Matthew Melchiorre's op-ed in Forbes

 

Under Obama, a Failing America

Hans Bader's letter to the editor in The Washington Times

 

EPA Cannot Regulate Water Flow, Federal Court Rules

Jefferson Edgens' op-ed in The Huffington Post

 

The EPA's Lisa Jackson: The Worst Head of the Worst Regulatory Agency, Ever

Henry I. Miller's op-ed in Forbes

 

Not All Austerity Is Equal

Matthew Melchiorre's op-ed in National Review

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

                                        
         

CEI PODCAST

 

January 31, 2013: The Recess Appointments That Weren't

 

Federal judges recently struck down four recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, claiming the Senate was in pro forma session when President Obama made the appointments. Senior Fellow Matt Patterson talks about the case and its far-reaching consequences for the labor market, as well as the separation of powers.

 

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