A federal appeals court has just ruled that Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit says Obama did not have the power to make recess appointments earlier this year to the National Labor Relations Board.
As usual, Obama thinks he is above the law, is the greatest power of all and can do as he pleases.
Obama claims he acted properly as the Senate was away for the holidays. But the court says the Senate technically stayed in session when lawmakers gaveled in and out every few days for so-called “pro forma” sessions.
GOP lawmakers used the tactic specifically to prevent Obama from using his recess power to fill vacancies in an agency they claimed was too pro-union.
The Obama administration is expected to appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.
Chances of anything coming of this are nil, as Obama has already stacked the deck in his favor, when he appointed 2 cronies to the bench.