Obama's recess appointment nonsense was so patently unconstitutional even the liberals on the Court couldn't carry water for it this time.
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) June 26, 2014
In 2012, President Obama named three members to the National Labor Relations Board, and did so while the administration claimed Congress was in recess. The case ended up at the Supreme Court, which has ruled against Obama.
Whoa. SCOTUS holds, in a decision by J. Breyer, that Obama's so-called recess appointments were improper.
— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) June 26, 2014
The Court recognized that U.S. presidents do have the power to make recess appointments. However, in the specific NLRB case, SCOTUS ruled unanimously that President Obama’s recess appointments were improper because they weren’t made when Congress was in recess.
— Reid (@HokieMBA00) June 26, 2014
The key to the appointment power will be the senate calendar — so long as the senate says it is in session, recess appointments are blocked
— SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 26, 2014
Justice Breyer writes: "the Recess Appointments Clause is not designed to overcome serious institutional friction." (@JaredHalpern)
— FOX News Radio (@foxnewsradio) June 26, 2014
President Obama will offer a reaction as soon as this happens:
Wait'll Obama reads the paper tomorrow and finds out Obama broke the law with his recess appointments. He'll be livid!
— John Hayward (@Doc_0) June 26, 2014