U.S. Supreme Court Limits “Recess Appointments”

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The U.S. Supreme Court chips away at presidential powers.

The justices unanimously ruled President Obama violated the constitution by appointing three people to the National Labor Relations Board in 2012 without the Senate’s approval.

The White House argued the president used his executive power to temporarily fill posts while the Senate was in recess.

But, the court said the Senate wasn’t formally adjourned. It says it’s up to Congress to define what’s considered in “session” and “recess.”


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