US Court Rules Obama’s Recess Appointments Were Unconstitutional

US Court Ruled Today That Obama’s Recess Appointments Were Unconstitutional

The court overturned President Obama’s controversial recess appointments from last year.
The Washington Times reported:

A federal appeals court has overturned President Obama’s controversial recess appointments from last year, arguing he abused his powers and acted when the Senate was not actually in a recess.

The three-judge panel’s ruling is a major blow to Mr. Obama. The judges ruled that the appointments Mr. Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board are illegal, and the board no longer has a quorum to operate.

But the ruling has even broader constitutional significance, with the judges arguing that the president’s recess appointment powers don’t apply to “intrasession” appointments — those made when Congress has left town for a few days or weeks.

The judges signaled the power only applies after Congress has adjourned sine die, which is a legislative term of art that signals the end to a long work period. In modern times, it means the president could only use his powers when Congress quits business at the end of a year.

Conservative Mark Levin ripped Obama last year for the unconstitutional appointments.

Drudge is having way too much fun with this fly…

He had this photo up before he switched to the fly on the forehead.

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  • Adirondack Patriot

    But, sniff, sniff, he was a constitutional law professor. How could he be wrong?

  • Lim Lynn

    Tough time for America eh?

  • moron

    But, but Barry was a Constitutional law LECTURER in law school. He is the One, the Messiah. The King!!

  • ★FALCON★

    About time someone smacked this tyrannical kleptocrat down.

  • RL

    > He is the One, the Messiah. The King!!

    Don’t forget the liar, moron, imbecile, uneducated, idiot attributes as well….

  • shadow

    Drudge is having way too much fun with this fly…

    Simple things for simple minds.

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  • Patty


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  • Patty

    He hires and he fires. JUST LIKE THAT!

    Obama Fires Top General Without Even a Phone Call

    President Barack Obama fired General James Mattis, the head of Central Command, without even calling the general to let him know he was being replaced.

    “I am told that General Mattis was travelling and in a meeting when an aide passed him a note telling him that the Pentagon had announced his replacement as head of Central Command. It was news to him — he hadn’t received a phone call or a heads-up from anyone at the Pentagon or the White House,” Thomas E. Ricks reports.

    In another post, Ricks says Mattis was fired because:

    Pentagon insiders say that he rubbed civilian officials the wrong way — not because he went all “mad dog,” which is his public image, and the view at the White House, but rather because he pushed the civilians so hard on considering the second- and third-order consequences of military action against Iran. Some of those questions apparently were uncomfortable. Like, what do you do with Iran once the nuclear issue is resolved and it remains a foe? What do you do if Iran then develops conventional capabilities that could make it hazardous for U.S. Navy ships to operate in the Persian Gulf? He kept saying, “And then what?”

  • Ghost

    I’m CONSISTENTLY! amazed at YOU PEOPLE! who are ALWAYS! surprised, shocked and perplexed that MaoBama constantly violates the Constitution.
    Hello? Why are you surprised, befuddled and bewildered? He violated the Constitution when He took his first Oath of Office. He knows He is not eligible, He knows He is a Usurper.

    So, why in Hell would He give a damn about anything else in the Constitution? He’s already getting away with the Great Constitutional Crime Ever, is already committing the Greatest Fraud Ever- all because RINOs and YOU! refuse to even consider the evidence.

    So, shame on YOU TOO! YOU let Him get away with this, YOU get what you deserve.
    I’m a firm believer that as a general rule, people always get what they deserve.
    Include all the Bigs

  • cavt

    Well, this is a pleasant surprise–a court that actually still follows the constitution. Will be interesting to see how the Obamaites react to this assualt on their unlimited power–

  • snewb

    Once we get to Oct 2014 the people will be fed up with obamacare taxes, mandates etc.
    A GOP senate and house will emerge and he will be impeached. Biden will pardon him and we’ll be rid of these charlatans.

  • Sam Stone

    Given the state of the opposition party, what will be done about this abuse of power?
    Who will step up to the plate to fight this rabid abuse we see daily?

  • Sam Stone

    Did General James Mattis refuse to FIRE ON AMERICANS?

  • paul52

    Once again, the Emperor has no clothes. Shadow secrely fantasizes that he/she/it was that fly in the pic.

  • JoyO

    And is the Obama propaganda media machine going to sweep this ruling under the rug like it did the Administration’s catastrophic handling of the Benghazi killings of four Americans?

    Just how many breaches of our Constitution are this President and his Congressional Progressives going to be allowed before Congress has begin impeachment proceedings? If you read Kimberly Straussel’s WSJ article today, Obama and the Senate Progressives are going to use the EPA to implement carbon taxes on Americans. If they do this, Americans must fight this in the courts also (along with gun control via Executive Orders, the prevention of Congressional oversight over the Consumer Protection Bureau included in Dodd/Frank , etc.

  • David Ross

    So how many more constitutional violations before SOMEBODY has the gonads to start IMPEACHMENT PROCEEDINGS??? Oh no…can’t do that or else we might have race riots…heaven forbid right? What a damn joke.

  • Reaganite Republican

    Don’t tell me sanity and rule of law prevailed for once
    in this Twlighlite-Zone Obammunist era

  • Reaganite Republican

    Oops , that’s ‘Twilight’