It's not surprising that a thread hasn't been started on this news item.
I realize it's not PC on CEP to talk about awkward or uncomfortable subjects. I wonder how long this thread will be viewable.
A federal appeals court ruled Friday that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution in filling labor board vacancies, a decision that could reshape a long-standing practice by U.S. presidents to make recess appointments.
Even though the WH says that the they did no wrong and other Presidents have done the same thing for 150 years -- Obama did something different -- he made the appointments when the Senate was still in session.
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000...492524536.htmlWhile the plaintiff's case centered on those sessions, the court went a step further, declaring that Mr. Obama's appointments fell outside the bounds of his authority. It ruled that the Constitution's description of a recess refers only to the period between the roughly yearlong formal "sessions" of Congress, rather than during an effective break in proceedings. In this case, the Republicans contend Congress started a new session on Jan. 3, and Mr. Obama made the recess appointments on Jan. 4.
None of the appointees were ever brought up for approval by the Senate.
Obama tried to pack the NLRB. FDR tried to pack the Supreme Court. We don't need politicians like this around.