22 October 2013, 20:22

SCOTUS to Hear Case Over President’s Recess Appointments

SCOTUS to Hear Case Over President’s Recess Appointments

WASHINGTON (VOR)— In this episode we take a look at a Supreme Court case on presidential recess appointments, whether they’re constitutional or if they reflect the president overstepping Congressional power.

President Obama has made a number of presidential appointments when Congress was in recess. Typically the Senate is given the option of confirming his executive appointments, but during recess they aren’t there to do that. This case, NLRB v. Noel Canning, pertains to appointments to the National Labor Relations Board that were made during a labor dispute.

Here to provide inside analysis is Victor Williams, professor at The Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.
Professor Williams wrote an amicus brief in support of the National Labor Relations Board.

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