President Barack Obama made headlines months ago when he installed controversial nominees to key government positions, bypassing the U.S. Senate by declaring the Senate in recess so that Senate confirmation was not needed. Today a federal appeals court signaled that it might rule Obama’s move unconstitutional, and remove those officials from power.
The U.S. Constitution says that Congress can by statute allow minor government players—“inferior officers”—to be appointed by the president, by Cabinet officers, or by the courts. But high-level administrative officials—called &ldquorincipal officers”—must be nominated by the president, then confirmed by the U.S. Senate.
But the Senate isn’t always around; for part of each year, senators are back in their home states. So the Framers of the Constitution included the Recess Appointments Clause, allowing presidents to make temporary appointments during Senate recesses. Such appointments last until the end of the following calendar year, meaning appointments made in January 2012 last through December 2013.
It's about time somebody does something against this criminal!!
The scary part of this post is:
Today a federal appeals court signaled that it might rule Obama’s move unconstitutional, and remove those officials from power.
The word "might" kind of tells me that obama will get his way again...and again...and again....and again..............................is there any stopping him??????????????
The only way to have done that was via the vote. Sadly the GOP could not compete with all the freebies he threw out there. He bought this election straight up. Here he would be in jail for what he did. As socialist as our system is our election process is pretty good. We do have the odd problem but NOTHING like I see in America. Unfreakinbelievable.
I will say that besides the freebies and more so would be the voter fraud as to why he won and especially in the states where he really needed to take them..Ohio..Florida..Iowa and etc; all of them had major fraud!!! That is why Obama won IMO.