January 13, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The US Supreme Court heard oral arguments Monday in two cases. In NLRB v. Noel Canning the court will decide: (1) whether the president's recess-appointment power may be exercised during a recess that occurs within a session of the Senate or is instead limited to recesses that occur between ...[read more]
September 3, 2013
by Kyle Webster
In June 2013, the US Supreme Court agreed to hear arguments during the October 2013 term on the controversy regarding the constitutional limits of the president's recess appointment power. The Court granted certiorari to a petition by the president following a case, National Labor Relations Board ( ...[read more]
September 3, 2013
by Sean Gallagher
Recess appointments have been used by US presidents to fill vacancies within administrative agencies, judicial benches, and other positions within the federal government that require confirmation by the US Senate. The US Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of NLRB v. Canning in the October ...[read more]
June 24, 2013
by Jaclyn Belczyk
The US Supreme Court agreed Monday to review the president's recess appointment power. In NLRB v. Noel Canning, the court will decide: (1) whether the president's recess-appointment power may be exercised during a recess that occurs within a session of the Senate or is instead limited to recesses... ...[read more]
April 26, 2013
by Jerry Votava
The Obama administration on Thursday petitioned the US Supreme Court to uphold the president's ability to make executive appointments while the Senate is in recess. The recess appointment is a constitutional power that permits the president fill vacancies in the executive branch without the ...[read more]
January 25, 2013
by Sung Un Kim
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday ruled that the recess appointment of three members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) by President Barack Obama was unconstitutional. The Obama administration argued that the president's appointment was constitutional ...[read more]
May 17, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
Hans von Spakovsky, nominated by President Bush to serve on the six-member US Federal Election Commission (FEC), withdrew his name from consideration for the appointment Friday. The withdrawal ends a two-and-a-half-year stalemate between the administration and Senate Democrats. The former Counsel ...[read more]
May 1, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
US Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher Wednesday announced her resignation effective May 23. Fisher served as the head of the DOJ's Criminal Division, which concentrated primarily on fraud and corruption cases under her tenure. AP has more.In 2005, US President George W. Bush used a recess ...[read more]
August 23, 2007
by Leslie Schulman
A fistfight broke out between lawmakers in the Bolivian legislature Wednesday as opposition leaders tried to prevent lawmakers loyal to Bolivian President Evo Morales from bringing charges against four Constitutional Tribunal justices for overstepping their authority. The dispute, the latest in a ...[read more]
December 4, 2006
by Jeannie Shawl
Wire services are reporting that US Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton has resigned, effective at the end of his recess appointment. President Bush named Bolton to the position on an interim basis last year through a recess appointment that will expire when the new congressional session ...[read more]

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