1. "Appeals court panel rules Obama recess appointments to labor board are unconstitutional 2. WASHINGTON President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday. 3. ...U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said that Obama did not have the power to make three recess appointments last year to the National Labor Relations Board. 4. ... an embarrassing setback for the president, who made the appointments after Senate Republicans spent months blocking his choices for an agency they contended was biased in favor of unions. 5. The ruling also throws into question Obamas recess appointment of Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordrays appointment, also made under the recess circumstance, has been challenged in a separate case. 6. ...if it stands, it means hundreds of decisions issued by the board over more than a year are invalid. 7. The courts decision is a victory for Republicans and business groups that have been attacking the labor board for issuing a series of decisions and rules that make it easier for the nations labor unions to organize new members." Appeals court panel rules Obama recess appointments to labor board are unconstitutional - The Washington Post About time..... ....and hopes for many happy returns!