Obama's labor relations board appointment ruled unconstitutional

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    Breaking: Obama also set to make recess appointments to the NLRB
    WaPo ^ | 1/4/12 | Greg Sargent

    Breaking: Obama also set to make recess appointments to the NLRB - The Plum Line - The Washington Post
    It isn’t just Richard Cordray. Obama is also set to use recess appointments to install his picks to the National Labor Relations Board, according to White House officials and others familiar with ongoing discussions.

    The move, which is arguably as impotant as the Cordray appointment, will ratchet up opposition from Republicans and make this an even bigger fight, since they have been attacking the NLRB regularly for its moves to streamline union elections and inform workers of their rights.

    Obama is set to appoint Sharon Block, Terence Flynn, and Richard Griffin to the board — something unions have made a big priority for them in the new year. Senate Republicans have opposed the recess appointments to the NLRB on constitutional grounds, but unions charge that Republicans are only interested in rendering the agency inoperative.


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    This is only the third or forth thread on this today.

    So much for breaking.
     
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    Excellent move.....
     
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    As he should, if the Senate refuses to execute its Constitutional mandate where republicans are playing politics, the Executive has no other choice but to act.

    This is a problem Senate republicans alone created, they alone are to blame.

    It’s as if Senate republicans expect the president to make no appointments at all, which is clearly incorrect and idiotic.
     
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    Considering we don't even need the department that he's going to run, and the fact that the Senate isn't in recess. There is absolutely no reason nor legal justistication for him making a recess appointment.
     
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    Congress is broken and stuck to axles in partisan obstructionism. If a congress has objections then make them and defend them to America but simple no comment obstructionism for the purpose of partisan sabotage cannot be allowed to continue. Obama has thrown down the gauntlet, now it is time for republicans to either justify their obstruction or shut the hell up and continue studiously doing nothing for this country.
     
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    Obama's recess appointments could be in trouble...
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    Obama's recess appointments might not hold up in court
    01/18/12 : Some legal experts, including those who have sided with President Obama on other constitutional issues, think there is a good chance the courts could overturn his recent recess appointments.
     
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    This is certainly going to be an interesting year judicially.
     
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    Remind us of your opinion when Reid did this to Bush? By the way, recess appointments can only legally be made when Congress is in recess. Which they have not done YET.
     
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