U.S. Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Recess Appointments Case

The Supreme Court agreed today to hear a very important case involving the scope of the President’s authority under the recess appointments clause of the U.S. Constitution.  (Click here to read my previous post on this case.)

The questions presented are: (1) Whether the President’s recess-appointment power may be exercised during a recess that occurs within a session of the Senate, or is instead limited to recesses that occur between enumerated sessions of the Senate, and (2) whether the President’s recess-appointment power may be exercised to fill vacancies that exist during a recess, or is instead limited to vacancies that first arose during that recess.

For more on the case, check out this link to SCOTUSblog.



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