Originally Posted by Direckshun
Here's the choice SCOTUS will have to make:
Exercise an absurdly strict definition of "recess" and make appointments of 1,400 government officials nigh unworkable if the Senate says so.
Exercise a reasonable interpretation of "recess" and allow the President to occasionally fill positions in the face of Congressional obstinance.
OR they could say that THE Recess applies to any OFFICIAL recess taken by the Senate, in which case Obama's appointments would be invalid but past President's would not. You know, because they bothered to play by THE ****ING RULES. I could see this being the "compromise" position taken. Or they let the ruling stand as is. I doubt they will take a broad interpretation that strips the Senate of it's CONSTITUTIONAL POWER to confirm appointments.
The problem here is that you think it is ok for a President to circumvent Congress anytime it pleases them. That's sickening.