Wednesday, January 15, 2014

SUPREME COURT - Presidential Recess Appointments

"Supreme Court considers definition of 'recess' in case on Obama's appointments" PBS Newshour 1/13/2014


SUMMARY:  Can the president bypass the Senate in making temporary appointments?  Gwen Ifill talks to Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal about how a local labor dispute transformed into a debate of presidential power and the Supreme Court's first time considering the Constitution's recess appointments clause.

GWEN IFILL (Newshour):  Today's action at the Supreme Court centered on the question of whether the president can make temporary appointments without Senate approval.

Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal was in the courtroom this morning and joins us now, as always.  She was in the courtroom this morning.

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