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Old 01-28-2013, 11:31 AM   #40
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This is what the Constitution says.

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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.
This is how politicians have been reading it to abuse their power.

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The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
This is how Direckshun wants it interpreted, the "living document" interpretation.

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Any president named Barack Obama can do whatever the **** he wants.

If you have ever been part of an organization with by-laws, officers, and a board, you would know that there is normally a way to fill vacancies during a time when it is not possible for the normal means of filling vacancies, and the vacancy needs to be filled with urgency. That is what the constitution is allowing for, and this is not what happened in January 2012, or for most recess appointments in history.

The SCOTUS should rule that the president may only fill positions that become vacant during the Recess, during the Recess.. This would remove one of the many ways that presidents have been usurping the constitution for decades.

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