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Old 01-28-2013, 12:06 PM   #43
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This is what the Constitution says.

This is how Direckshun wants it interpreted, the "living document" interpretation.
I do adopt the living document point of view (as do a vast, vast majority of legal/Constitutional scholars, but the idea that I'm all for allowing the President to do whatever he wants is transparent bullshit. If you want to go full retard, by all means continue to take a shit on that.

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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.
I don't see why not.

I assume you don't think the NLRB is remotely important at all. Because if you do, you understand that you need people actually running the damn thing.

If the Senate minority has sworn to block all appointments, to such an extent that they will gavel in fake sessions to prevent recess appointments, then action needs to be taken.

That's what this is.

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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.
The fact that you think this would resolve the issue shows your naivete to the subject.

Under this hilariously stupid idea, the President can just encourage his appointees to wait until recess to step down.

Boom. Constitution circumvented.
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