Senate Out For Recess
Bill Quick

Sure sounds like the Supreme Court’s going to rule against Obama on recess appointments « Hot Air

If the Court rules against him here and the GOP’s odds of winning big in November start to climb this year, expect Obama to nudge anyone in a Senate-confirmable federal position to quit this year so he can fill their vacancy on favorable terms.

One of the questions before the court is exactly what is meant by the words:

The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

If “during the Recess of the Senate” means that not only the appointments but the vacancies must occur during the formal inter-session recess, then all those strategic resignations are going to have to happen within a realtively short time frame.

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.


Senate Out For Recess — 1 Comment

  1. Of course that is what is meant by that sentence. It’s written in plain English.

    Must be why lawyers hate the early founding documents. The Supreme law of the land is a few pages but now almost any law passed and written in legalese is a thousand pages.