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Supreme Court sharply limits presidential power on recess appointments
Supreme Court sharply limits presidential power on recess appointments

The Supreme Court on Thursday greatly limited the ability of President Obama and future presidents to use recess appointments to circumvent congressional opposition to their judicial and executive nominees, ruling unanimously that Obama exceeded his power under the Constitution when he filled three federal positions while the Senate was on a brief break. The justices upheld the basic right of the president to make recess appointments during a congressional recess, a power granted in the Constitution that has been used by every president since George Washington. But as a practical matter, the decision is likely to make it nearly impossible for presidents to continue using recess...

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