SCOTUS Does Congress’ Job, Slaps Down BHO

Supreme Court Narrows President’s Recess Appointment Power – NBC News

he US Supreme Court today limited a president’s power to make recess appointments when the White House and the Senate are controlled by opposite parties, scaling back a presidential authority as old as the republic.

Since this is from NBC, it is, of course, a lie.

The Court has not “scaled back” a president’s authority (as old as the Republic!) to make recess appointments.  They have merely removed Obama’s attempt to grab power from the Congress by returning the situation to its previous status (as old as the Republic!), to wit:  It is the Congress that is constitutionally mandated to determine whether it is in session or not, not the President.

Had Obama’s power grab been allowed to stand, then the whole recess appointment clause would have become meaningless, because Presidents could have used it to make “recess appointments” even if the Congress only recesssed for five minute to eat lunch.

It’s too bad it took a SCOTUS decision to slap down Barack Obama.  I would much have referred that Congress had impeached and convicted him when he first started pulling this crap.



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.


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