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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  • democraps suck

    Like the POS mooslum gives a crap

  • Mikey

    We all know what flies circle around. Even the flies are smitten by how full he is.

  • thelittlebrother

    #2 “but, sniff, sniff, ”
    & but, sniff, sniff, he’s disbarred & so is his wife.

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  • DomesticGoddess

    But will this stop him?

  • Jonah Vark

    Obama’s Power Grabs – Hannity

    Sean Hannity’s list of Obama’s unconstitutional power grabs

  • pfg

    Isn’t the Obama interpretation of recess, whereby the executive rules through pure gall, on its own initiative, when a co-equal (supposedly!) branch is in recess, cut from the same cloth which found Obama recently stating that he will knew what’s in Israel’s best interests?

    The noun president is a derivative of the verb to preside, not to rule. The Constitution makes that point incredibly clear, “All legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Congress of the United States, which shall consist of a Senate and House of Representatives.”

    The use of the absolute “all” seems pretty compelling. All means all and that’s all that all means.

    The vast, vast majority of problems which have beset us can, IMO, be laid at the feet of multiple Congresses, and oodles of federal officers, not obeying the Constitution as written. All of these named persons had taken the Article VI oath to defend the very document they have gone out of their way to ignore or worse subvert. In its essence the Constitution is a document of limitation, not expansion.

  • TrickyDick

    It’s time to impeach this clown!

  • serfer62

    “What differance does it make”

  • Ghost

    how do you impeach an unConstitutional President?
    doesn’t impeachment necessarily imply that He was Constitutional?
    wouldn’t impeachment be the Ultimate Validation for this Greatest Constitutional Crime Ever? a Full Recognition that He got away with the Greatest Hoax Ever?

    “Ohhhh, what difference does it make at this point!… right?
    let’s not concern ourselves with legal/illegal, right/wrong, Constitutional/unConstitutional,
    I just want what I want and I want it now- just like the other guys-
    let’s leave the serious stuff for some other time, kick it down the road for a future generation to deal with Usurpation and Tyranny. I just don’t like Him! that’s all.

    BUT! I am still a Constitutional Conservative because I like calling myself that. I am, I am.”

    utterly discouraging, disheartening and disappointing to see a normally principled crowd yield to Leftist intimidation and lack of curiosity. an attack at his Most Vulnerable Achilles Heel would bring Him and His crowd crashing down faster than you can spellcheck Ben Gazzara

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  • Indiana

    His entire presidency is un-constitutional. He’s un-constitutional, and he’s a traitor to his oath. So why would you expect him to adhere to the Constitution? “What difference does it make?”

  • Dan in Not Chicago ILL

    And what would Impeachment accomplish exactly? What happens if the House of Representatives were to file articles of Impeachment against Obama? Do you think Harry Reid’s Democrat controlled Senate will do anything with it? It will be like Bill Clinton all over again, only Obama will still be in office for 4 more years. 4 years of accusations that the Republicans impeached him because he is black. And they failed, see, he’s still there at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Turn him into a living martyr and kiss 2014 good-bye.

  • Francesca

    I cannot believe I have lived long enough to see something stop Obama. He will probably appeal, right? Isn’t he already in contempt of one court over the issuing of drilling rights in the Gulf? Apparently, he doesn’t care about judges, contempt of court or anything trying to stop him. Please tell me that this will stand!

  • Killer

    Obama’s gonna have to plunk his magic twanger to disappear this court ruling! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA……………….

  • bg


    “litmus test”

    more here & here & here & here:

    [Allowing China to have equity interests in U.S. energy production
    is a reversal of the Bush administration’s policy. In 2005, the Bush
    administration blocked China on grounds of national security from
    an $18.4 billion deal to purchase California-based Unocal Corp.]


  • Questionman

    @Klansman Ghost and Klansman Indiana

    Man, I love being right! Listen to these stupid racists here claim this is a Victory for America! It’s is NOT! It IS a Victory for the racists, bigots, and extremist black-haters on the right! Heck, ALL these comments prove beyond a shadow of a doubt that they are racists! You are making the KKK proud with your racist rants!

    The Constitution gives the President the authority to make temporary
    recess appointments to fill vacant positions when the Senate is in
    recess, a power all recent Presidents have exercised. The Senate has
    effectively been in recess for weeks, and is expected to remain in
    recess for weeks. In an overt attempt to prevent the President from
    exercising his authority during this period, Republican Senators
    insisted on using a gimmick called “pro forma” sessions, which are
    sessions during which NO Senate business is conducted and instead one or
    two Senators simply gavel in and out of session in a matter of seconds.
    But gimmicks do not override the President’s constitutional authority
    to make appointments to keep the government running.

    Funny how these racists obviously misquote and misuse the laws of the land to further their hateful desire to get the black man out of the White House. And funny that they didn’t care about the law of the land when Bush was running the show.

    Obama broke NO law with recess appointments.
    Anyone who calls Obama a Communist is a stupid racist!

    Anyone who calls Obama a Marxist is a stupid racist!

    Anyone who calls Obama a Dictator is a racist!

    Anyone who calls Obama a Traitor is a stupid racist!

    Has Obama physically seized the means of production through force of
    arms? Has he abolished elections and outlawed opposition parties? Has
    he rounded up millions of people and placed them into camps, or executed
    them outright?


    Then he’s probably not a Communist dictator. Not to mention, he has proven Over and Over he is legally able to be President!

    The proof is in the Pudding, this is NOT about protecting the Constitution, it never was.

    This is about keeping the “White” in the White House! All Obama -haters are racists!

  • More Minty

    In my opinion, the President’s disregard of the pro forma sessions is questionable constitutionally. I expect this decision to be appealed. Then we will be treated to the mongoloids on this board whining about “activist judges”.


  • Kissmygrits

    I seem to recall something similar in the portrayal of Satan in the Passion of the Christ movie. It was chilling enough before the maggot crawled out of his nose but was very effective dramatically, too. Seems our dear leader may have a problem with insects just as dramatic.

  • joyo


    You clearly need to spend some time reading our Constitution as well as the Federal Papers explaining the Founding Fathers’ reasoning while writing it. Once you know more World and American history, you won’t have to resort to calling people “racists”. You are like the little boy who called wolf too often.