Supreme Court unanimously rebukes Obama’s abuse of power, strikes down recess appointments

In a stinging rebuke to President Obama, the Supreme Court voted unanimously to strike down his recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board as unconstitutional.

The Thursday 9-0 verdict ruled that the Senate was not truly in recess when Obama made his controversial appointments, as Senate Republicans had claimed all along, and that his 2012 NLRB appointments were illegal, Politico reported.

Obama made the appointments during a 20-day break, but the gavel was struck every three days to call the Senate into session as a formality, even though no business was conducted.

“Today, the Supreme Court emphatically rejected President Obama’s brazen efforts to circumvent the Constitution, bypass the people’s elected representatives, and govern above the law,” said Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, in a statement released Thursday. “The Court has reaffirmed the Senate’s advice-and-consent role as a check on executive abuses.”

The significance of the ruling may be most keenly felt in 2015, if Republicans capture the Senate in November. Since Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid changed the rule of confirmation for most appointments to a simple majority, Republicans would be able to block the president’s future nominees for judgeships and agency heads.

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Richard Berkow

Former political news reporter Richard Berkow lost his idealism in the Kennedy years, and his innocence in Vietnam, Lebanon, and the Soviet Union. He hasn’t mellowed since, and can be harassed at richard2429@hotmail.com
About Richard Berkow

Former political news reporter Richard Berkow lost his idealism in the Kennedy years, and his innocence in Vietnam, Lebanon, and the Soviet Union. He hasn’t mellowed since, and can be harassed at richard2429@hotmail.com

  • Eric G

    That’s one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind. Now let’s see if Congress can grow a pair and start pushing back against this dictator.

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  • Frances H

    Now IMPEACH him!

  • Pete Sineaker

    FINALLY!…nothing but talk until now!

  • Kenneth Clark

    These appointments must now be revoked!

    • Will Seay

      Regain the Senate, Hold the House in November with QUALITY CONSERVATE REPS. & SENATORS and then impeach, try CONVICT AND CARRY OUT THE SENTANCE IN IT’S ENTIRETY…

  • SusieQ

    Here we go again, now he wants to sidestep congress and pass a immigration bill with the swipe of his pen. Supreme court shoots this down and he just will not stop. I have never seen anyone so bent on destroying a nation. I truly feel Obama is a mental case.

  • Greg

    I applaud the Supreme court for what they did in their ruling, however they should have taken the same stance when it came to the massive train wreck known as Obamacare! Hopefully they will continue striking down Obama’s abuse of powers!