Obama Appointments Ruled Unconstitutional

Discussion in 'Politics' started by pspr, Jan 25, 2013.

  1. pspr


    President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday.

    A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said that Obama did not have the power to make three recess appointments last year to the National Labor Relations Board.

    The unanimous decision is an embarrassing setback for the president, who made the appointments after Senate Republicans spent months blocking his choices for an agency they contended was biased in favor of unions.

    The ruling also throws into question Obama's recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordray's appointment, also made under the recess circumstance, has been challenged in a separate case.

  2. Lucrum


    Nothing to see here folks just move along.
  3. pspr


    Important news you probably won't see on ABC, NBC, CBS, MSNBC, etc.

    And, it seems the appointments have been ruled voided from the beginning. It's thought that this will make all previous rulings by the board null and void.
  4. start the impeachment thing.:D.
  5. Constitutional or no... Odubumbo doesn't give a crap... and nobody holds him accountable.

    He might as well have been elected DICTATOR!
  6. wjk


    Interesting comment. The left has been bragging nonstop about how much this guy knows about the constitution so if the SC finds it was an unconstitutional act we can reach the conclusion that he knowingly violated his oath. That would, in my opinion, rise to an impeachable offense given he's such an expert on the matter.

    That said, I don't believe this prez can do anything that he would be impeached for, constitutional or not.


    "Yet despite the Senate’s unanimous declaration that it was in session, Obama unilaterally determined the Senate was in fact in “recess” on Jan. 4, 2012 and that he could therefore use the Constitution’s recess appointment power to directly appoint his three choices to the five-member National Labor Relations Board, thus denying the Senate its constitutional power to confirm or reject them."

    "In an amicus brief submitted to the court, Mark Levin’s Landmark Legal Foundation argued that because the Constitution gives the House and Senate sole power to set their own rules of proceedings, Obama has no power to say when the Senate is in or out of session. “The President improperly arrogated to himself the power to declare the constitutional significance of the Senate’s proceedings, notwithstanding the prerogative to make its own rules,” Landmark told the court."

    And for those who vote left now who claim they liked Reagan, Levin's old boss from that adminsitration had said some things at the time of the unconstituational appointments. Link below:

    "FLASHBACK--Ed Meese: Obama's Recess Appointments 'Breathtaking Violation' of Constitution"

  7. I suspect Obama will appeal this ruling. That will drag it out until his second term is over.

    Congress has ample means to deal with this serious and unprecedented encroachment on its constitutional authority. It could deny funding for the affected agencies for example. Of course the democrats won't do that, because they regard the Constitution as irrelevant except when they are using it to bash a republican.