The President and Congress Battle Over Political NominationsBuy Full Issue$34.95
The Constitution gives the President the unilateral power to make temporary executive appointments when the Senate is in “recess” that would normally require Senate confirmation.
“The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.” — Article II, Section 2.
But what did the Founding Fathers mean? What constitutes a “recess” And what did they mean by “may happen”?
How these questions are answered in the case National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning could…Buy Full Issue$34.95
In This Issue
The President and Congress Battle Over Political Nominations
Abortion Protests, Recess Appointments, and Health Care Reform on the Docket
Presidential Power After Noel Canning v. NLRB
Decision of the D.C. Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals
The Justices Weigh in on Recess Appointments
Pro & Con
Are Executive Appointments Made by the President During a Senate “Pro Forma” Session Constitutional?