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Supreme Court May Move To Rein In President Obama's Trampling Of The Constitution

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It would appear that there is even a limit for the Supreme Court as to what they will allow President Obama to get away with:


As Bloomberg reports, justices across the ideological spectrum questioned whether President Barack Obama complied with the Constitution when he appointed three members of the National Labor Relations Board during a Senate break.


Via Bloomberg,

U.S. Supreme Court justices suggested they may curb the president’s power to make temporary appointments without Senate approval, as the court took up a constitutional standoff between the White House and congressional Republicans.


Hearing arguments today in Washington, justices across the ideological spectrum questioned whether President Barack Obama complied with the Constitution when he appointed three members of the National Labor Relations Board during a Senate break.




A company facing NLRB sanctions, backed by Senate Republicans, says the chamber wasn’t in a recess when Obama made the appointments. Several justices today suggested they accepted that characterization.




“It really is the Senate’s job” to determine whether the chamber is in recess, said Justice Elena Kagan, one of Obama’s two appointees to the high court.




The case also may affect 1,000 decisions and orders issued by the NLRB since January 2012, when Obama made the appointments.


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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:10 | 4327723 666
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One can only hope...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:16 | 4327749 a growing concern
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Cue additional blackmail of Supreme Court justices in 3, 2, 1...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:22 | 4327769 MeMadMax
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This is just SCOTUS looking for more kickbacks after running out of money for blow and hookers earned during the obamacare circus...


Move along, nothing to see here...


Congressional and SCOTUS term limits.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:44 | 4327844 Boris Alatovkrap
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Q: US Constitution and Trampoline, which is difference for President Obama?

A: Obama is first remove shoe before jump on Trampoline.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:05 | 4327918 redpill
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Recess appointments, lol.  Calling out Obama for this is like giving a mass murderer a parking ticket.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:24 | 4327980 masterinchancery
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Beggars can't be choosers...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:26 | 4327988 boogerbently
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BO only does what THEY let him.

THEY are the ones "trampling the Constitution".

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:29 | 4328005 jbvtme
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the constitution, eh?  i'm long toilet paper.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:31 | 4328011 FL_Conservative
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Is someone also going to "rein in" SCOTUS?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:54 | 4328096 Manthong
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"If I lost Kennedy, I have lost the country."

..although I now have a greatly lowered respect of even the "right " side of that crew.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:56 | 4328102 MagicHandPuppet
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Oh my GOSH!  President Obama was a Constitution Professor!  He knows the rules and would never step outside of him.  And, he knows the CONSTUTION!  He probably even taught some of the existing Supreme Court Justices for all we know.  You right wingers are just full of hate and racism to even suggest Mister President doesn't know the Constitution.


But, sort of real life based on conversations I've overheard at a local watering hole.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:30 | 4328193 Chupacabra-322
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We are "Governed" into a Political, Educational, Religious & Economic UNITED STATES, CORP based on contract law which is based on Criminal Fraud, deceit & illusion.

The Private Corp UNITED STATES, CORP uses the cover of being a functional Government when in reality they are not. Much like the Criminal Federal Reserve uses The "Federal" in their name & use it as cover to give the illusion that they are a branch of the US Government when they are not.

Through bankruptcies, Criminal Contract Fraud & deceit the Charlatans have incrementally incorporated the US as well as your souls (birth cert) which are securitized via the Criminal Federal Reserve through to the IMF.

They're functioning off corporate version of the THE CONSTITUTION. It's the reason why The Global Criminal Oligarch Cabal Bankster Intelligence Crime Syndicate continues to lie, cheat, deceit, rape & pillage with impunity.

The only power the have over you is with CONSENT (Black Law's Dictionary). Pay no Taxes. Peaceful Non-Participation, Non-Compliance & being an accessory into their Criminal system/s based on Criminal Fraud, Debt Bondage & Enslavement.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:27 | 4328206 Buckaroo Banzai
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FYI, Obama was never a "Professor". He was a "Lecturer". And according to many of his students, after the first two years he was pretty shitty at it.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 18:32 | 4328619 Boris Alatovkrap
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"Constitution Professor" is typographic error long time promulgate, actual, Barry is "Constipation Sufferer", meaning is full of, how you say, fecal matter.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:25 | 4327985 TheMeatTrapper
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Undeclared wars - OK

Warrantless spying on everybody all the time - OK

Buying controlling positions in car companies and deciding which white dealerships are closed and which black dealerships stay open - OK

Running guns to Mexican drug dealers - OK

Refusing to enforce US borders - OK

Appointing functionaries while Congress is taking taxpayer funded vacations - Oh Hell No!!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:33 | 4328018 The Heart
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Spending trillions of dollars on the defense of America, but nothing is done to defend the American People from the killer ELE in fukushima - OK.

Go figure.



Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:26 | 4327986 wee-weed up
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Obama doesn't trample the Constitution...

He wipes his ass with it.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:35 | 4328026 Boris Alatovkrap
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Q: US Constitution and Bathroom Tissue, how is Obama treat which is difference?

A: Obama is first fold bathroom tissue.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:28 | 4328208 cynicalskeptic
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He's just following precedent.

Keep in mind that Bush absolutely shredded it.   The Executive Branch just keeps accumulating power (to better serve our behind the scenes overlords) - they NEVER give any up even if it's illegal and unconstitutional.  Doesn't matter which party is in power or in the WH.  The Dems pretend to care about the common man so the masses don't go rioting over the crap the Repubs pulled while overtly pandering to Billionaires but ultimately both serve the powerful and wealthy.  The differences are all for sho on matters of little import - things sthat keep the masses distracted and divided instead of reaching for pitchforks and torches,

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:49 | 4328293 Ghordius
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+1 re precedent

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:27 | 4327994 Unprepared
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.. or wrestslapping JPM with a settlement without admitting to wrongdoing

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:19 | 4328171 johnnymustardseed
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As of October 31, 2008, President Bush had made 171 recess appointments. Of President Bush’s 171 recess appointments, 99 were to full-time positions, and the remaining 72 were to part-time positions. Thirty were made during recesses between Congresses or between sessions of Congress (intersession recess appointments). The remaining 141 were made during recesses within sessions of Congress (intrasession recess appointments). 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:46 | 4327852 Ying-Yang
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The NSA will be sending notices to SCOTUS... "Please reconsider your review in light of the profiles we have created for each of you."

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:33 | 4327808 kralizec
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I am not going to hold my breath thinking these black-robed flashers know the Constitution and Founding Princples from squat!

We hold liberty in our own hands...think and act accordingly.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:15 | 4328386 midtowng
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So the SCOTUS worries about the Constitution when it has negative consequences for Republican politicians, but the SCOTUS doesn't give a shit when Obama stomps all over the 4th and 5th Amendment.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:46 | 4329381 drendebe10
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Fat frackin chance and be sure to hold ur breath. Corrupt politicians and corrupt hustices living the imperial lifestyle ehile the serfs and peasants grovel. Same old story since serfs and peasants let the ruling elite walk all over them snd steal their money. No didifferent now thsn the middle ages.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:13 | 4327725 hedgeless_horseman
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...he appointed three members of the National Labor Relations Board during a Senate break.

The Senators are fine with this, as they don't want their fingerprints on the loot.

One of the most notorious Mafia schemes was the infiltration of labor unions. For several decades, it is believed that every major construction project in New York City was controlled by the Mafia. Mobsters paid off or threatened union leaders to get a piece of the action whenever a union group got a construction job, and they sometimes made their way into the ranks of leadership themselves. And once the Mafia had its grip firmly on a union, it could control an entire industry. Mafioso could get workers to slow or halt construction if contractors or developers didn't make the right payoffs, and they had access to huge union pension funds. At one point, the Mafia could have brought nearly all construction and shipping in the United States to a halt. But the last 20 years have seen the federal government crack down on Mafia-union connections to a great extent.


The current structure of the Mafia took centuries to develop. To learn about the history of the mafia and to see how law enforcement has dealt with organized crime over the years, read on.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:28 | 4327790 robilla
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What does it matter?

Reid enacted the "Nuclear" option. The Republicans cant filibuster appointments anymore.

They will all be appointed/approved now

Who cares what SCOTUS says of the matter.

How about they look at Obamacare again, or perhaps the NSA?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:19 | 4327965 NoDebt
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I think that's the really scary part.  Up arrow.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:30 | 4328007 Chump
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Agreed, but there is another aspect: the 1000s of regs and decisions handed down by possibly illegitimate appointees.  Then again, logically, who cares?  New guy (or same guy) gets appointed thanks to the new Congressional rules, immediately rubber stamps the regs in question.  Piece o' cake.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:21 | 4328176 pods
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From what I have seen on the 17th amendment, it seems that most laws from this past century are illegitimate.

More wiseguy infighting.  That is all this is.  One family (Exec) tramples on another's turf (Senate) and they get all bent outta shape.

Like the Hildebeast said, what difference does it make?  

Burn the whole fucking thing down and start from scratch.


Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:33 | 4328219 Buckaroo Banzai
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"Reid enacted the 'Nuclear' option. The Republicans cant filibuster appointments anymore.

They will all be appointed/approved now

Who cares what SCOTUS says of the matter."

Nailed it. This is a cute little sideshow designed to make SCOTUS appear like it is "fighting back" against the Obama administration. Hegelian dialectic doesn't work unless there's an antithesis!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:33 | 4328019 Ranger_Will
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Chicago: It's a helluva town.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:11 | 4327726 Richard Chesler
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Obozo had bankster approval. 


Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:30 | 4327799 max2205
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What a bunch of greezers

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:46 | 4327850 Boris Alatovkrap
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greezer? Is senior age grifter?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:49 | 4327858 kralizec
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It's nice to see old folks having a meaningful life.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:34 | 4327813 max2205
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What a bunch of greezers

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:11 | 4327730 B2u
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Obama  needs a big  SLAP DOWN....

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:47 | 4327855 Boris Alatovkrap
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Or maybe perhaps, problem is nightly slap down from Michelle? Obama angst is not check under skirt before is marry Amazon "woman".

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:43 | 4328477 Hi Ho Silver
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Having both parts doesn't make her not a woman. Even if her's is bigger than Barry's.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:12 | 4327735 digitlman
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if you like your recess appointments, you can keep your recess appointments



...or not.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:14 | 4327739 giorgioorwell
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The Supreme Court like all other government institutions in the US has become a joke.

Where on earth are the "conservative", "small government" members of the Supreme Court when it comes to the unbelievable overreach of the NSA??????  



Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:27 | 4327991 NoDebt
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Dude, they know better than you.  Better than me.  Better than all of us.  The way they see it, there's nothing wrong with ignoring the constitution so long as you really REALLY need to save all us stupid people from ourselves via the benevolant hand of the state.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:31 | 4328010 sixsigma cygnus...
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Or even the Federal Reserve for that matter, even though it's not a government agency.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:13 | 4327741 Dr. Engali
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It seems that upity "supreme" court needs a couple of brown envelopes mailed them with questionable photos to remind them just to just who is in charge....and it ain't Zero.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:17 | 4327755 Rafferty
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For sure it's not Zero.  He's just an autocue-reading dummy doing what he's told.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:24 | 4327776 Ignatius
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Anthrax did the trick when they wanted the Patriot Act rammed down our throats.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:31 | 4327801 GotNuttin'todo
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Precisely. And what is the Supreme Court going to offer in place of an out-of-control president? What other dog and pony show do they have ready to present? How about making the VP part of the decision making process? Anyone out there who doesn't believe Cheney ran the show and was out of control? Or how about making all of Congress vote on these things. Oh Goody, we can count on Feinstein, amongst others, to keep things straight and honest. We are beyond repair. Educate yourself and get off the grid if you hope to survive.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:14 | 4327742 Joebloinvestor
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Reid will swear on a stack of anything the Senate was in recess.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:15 | 4327747 PGR88
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The Constitution needs its own Praetorian Guard.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:24 | 4327952 Nestor Makhno
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Great idea!

What could possibly go wrong with creating a politicized military force like that.


Their leaders became one of the most powerful rulers of the state and the Guard became responsible for numerous coups d’état, assassinations and corruption.

If you believe history, which as you know has a liberal bias.



Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:15 | 4327748 firstdivision
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Having no one in the building, and making it a point to "not get any business done" would be recess.  Where's the conservative outrage on the republican's wasting taxpayer funds to have to staff an empty building?  Just bullshit politics to distract from the theft of your and future family assets.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:58 | 4327886 dexter_morgan
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Where is the liberal outrage on endless war, droning of innocents, shredding of 1st, 2nd, 4th amendmants (all bill of rights actually), Guantanemo, bad economy......



Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:04 | 4327912 firstdivision
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 shredding of 1st, 2nd, 4th amendmants (all bill of rights actually)

Liberials wouldn't have a problem with that, its the conservatives that would, and where are they on the 1st and 4th amendments?!? 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:17 | 4327951 dexter_morgan
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There are no conservatives in the house or senate really, so nowhere to be found. RP was the lone voice in the wilderness apparently.

So, this is all on you libs. Good job, keep up the good work.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:21 | 4327971 firstdivision
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You're about as bright as the love child of a Frank-Gingrich affair if you think I subscribe to anything in the current system.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 18:41 | 4328647 Boris Alatovkrap
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You are comment incoherent clap trap. You are obvious unfamiliar with Constitution. Maybe you are foreigner like Boris... but even Boris is have read US Constitution to comment intelligent.

(Boris also is read Marx/Engel "Communist Manifesto", Mao "Red Book", "Holy Bible", "Atlas Shrug", "Federal Paper", "Naked Communist" (not what Boris is expect), George Orwell "1984" & "Animal Farm", Albert Spier "Rise and Fall of Third Reich", Britney Spears Autobiography "Heart to Heart")

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:16 | 4327752 Emergency Ward
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They may rein in Obama's tramplings, then again thay may not.....

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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:18 | 4327757 One And Only
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Forcing people to buy a product on the federal level or subject yourself to penalty is where in the constitution? Fuck the supreme Court. Cunts.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:18 | 4327759 Joebloinvestor
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Wait till they rule the bailout of the insurance companies is a sham.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:26 | 4327786 Ignatius
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Of all the anti-Constitutional crimes this last decade and this is the bridge too far?

These guys are good, man, really good.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:37 | 4327823 NotApplicable
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It's not what bridge, but whose.

A company facing NLRB sanctions, backed by Senate Republicans...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:27 | 4327788 ZeroPoint
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Way to notice a lightbulb in front of the sun of Constitutional violations.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:28 | 4327791 Seeking Beta
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Fuck You Barry

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:31 | 4328009 Ranger_Will
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Always good for upvotes that one ^

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:32 | 4327804 q99x2
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Taper or no Taper?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:32 | 4327805 Rising Sun
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Tired of waiting - some hurry and put the Kennedy to Barry and get Biden running the show - Biden is as stupid as it gets, but he's likely to cause less damage.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:37 | 4327822 Obama_4_Dictator
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HA HA - that's a good one!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:43 | 4327841 Oldwood
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I'm holding my fucking breath..not.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:48 | 4327857 Nostradumbass
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Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:50 | 4327859 earnulf
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Wow, all the Anti-Obama postings on this and only a couple of people that looked deeper into the matter.

The Senate, held by Republicans, orchestrated a sham by opening and closing the Senate every few days while conducting NO BUSINESS at all.    30 seconds a day, every 3 days, to show that the Senate was NOT in recess.

Meanwhile, the majority of Senators were nowhere near Washington DC during the weeks that they perpetrated this scam, happily collecting their paychecks for vacationing at home.

The Question before the SUPCO is whether the Senate was in Recess or not, which affects whether the President can fill vacancies that the Senate refused to consider, despite the fact that the vacancies resulted in boards being unable to function due to the lack of a quorum.

Also to be considered, whether the President, of whichever party holds the WH, can make appointments of long standing vacacies or if the vacancy has to occur during the Senatorial Recess.

All the above ava at NPR and a variety of other sources.


Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:54 | 4327867 dexter_morgan
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LOL - still thinking there is a difference between team red and team blue? Remember all those complaints team blue had about Bush and wars and spying and blah, blah, blah.....

Kind of quiet now about wars, spying, NSA, droning of innocents, etc, etc, etc.

Get a clue.

Oh, NPR said it, my mistake THAT makes it all

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:02 | 4327899 superflex
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The Republicants haven't held the Senate since the 109th Congress of 2005 to 2007.

NPR is in full retard mode, just like it's listeners.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:28 | 4327997 forwardho
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And that is what you get when one wastes their time listening to the state propaganda arm (NPR)

Check your facts douche, demorats have controlled the senate since 2007.

Sheesh, and to think nimrods like yourself get to vote.

If you feel alot of hate on the pres, its because ZH'ers have watched the economy take a massive shit since he was immaculated.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:00 | 4328104 BraveSirRobin
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Hey, dumbass, under the Constitution of the United States, the Senate decides when it is in session, not the president, period. The president cannot declare the senate in session, or dissolve the senate at will. Under your thesis, the president controls the agenda of the senate, or you simply do not care about law because you want Obama to be your dictator. 

But the most truly obvious indicator that you are a dumbass is that the Republicans have NEVER held a majority int he senate while Obama has been in office. You are a bafoon of high order, and a dangerous one at that who would grant the president the power to dissolve the senate. And yes, giving him power to to decide when the senate is and is not in session gives him the power to dissolve it. He can simply claim it is not in session when ever it pleases him to do so.

For example, let's say the senate is poised to remove the president from office - opps, no problem, the president can just declare the senate is not in session anymore. And any opinion from the supreme court that give the president any perogative to decide when the senate is or is not in session, in in limited fashion, is a step in the direction of tyranny. The march occurs step by step, measure by measure. 

You are an enemy of freedom, liberty, logic, truth, and reason.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:08 | 4328139 BraveSirRobin
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I bet the court rules in favor of the president, in some fashion, BTW, because law has nothing to do with anything any more. We are on the march _"Forward!"

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:51 | 4327862 dexter_morgan
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Never happen.....unless the NSA wants it to for some reason. May be some interesting news stories appearing about some justices soon...........

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:54 | 4327869 Cornholiovanderbilt
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Nothing.Will.Happen   NOTHING!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:02 | 4327904 El Hosel
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LOL   .... "The other Barbaric Relic"

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:54 | 4327870 loveyajimbo
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How about Obongo's refusal to enforce US law when he feels it is inconveinent?  Like immigration?  Or running guns via Benghazi?  Or allowing his accolyte maggots to lie to congress and ignore Contempt Citations??  SC = Gaggle of douchebags.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:28 | 4328000 F.A. Hayek
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Don't forget defying his own Obamacare laws...

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:42 | 4328060 djsmps
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Hey, if he thinks it will make him look cool, he'll enforce it.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 18:32 | 4328620 pupdog1
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"I yams the law!"

--Judge Dredd and Oboingo.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 14:58 | 4327885 NoWayJose
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This 'could' be an issue if the Senate still had filibusters, but Obama and Reid took that away too.  Now a straight 51 vote Democrat majority could put any appointed positions back in power without even having a hearing.  I'm just waiting for the political winds to blow the other way, and smile when the national media and Democrats wail about what a Republican President and 51 vote Republican Senate can do...  or undo....

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:08 | 4327929 Winston Churchill
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Pure theatrics, but I still enjoy the sound of a suckling pig squealing on its way to market.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:51 | 4328085 robobbob
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considering that the establishment GOP has the exact same owners as the other team, and all appointees are chosen from the same statist cess pool, there is zero chance that there will be any reversal of any critical policies. hand wringing, teeth knashing, smoke and mirrors, arm waving, hyperventilating MSM, yes. actual bona fide rejection of policies. not a chance.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:03 | 4327908 Atomizer
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SCOTUS is part of the NSA documents which haven't been released yet. Some will retire or leave for family matters. To retain Constitutional law or get caught lying… presently races thru each members minds.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:08 | 4327930 indio007
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De facto officer doctrine decisions

says all made decisions are valid.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:22 | 4327960 NuYawkFrankie
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Too little, too late for US SCROTUM.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:20 | 4327966 MedicalQuack
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I'm really getting tired of "stupid" in politics and relying on lawyers for text interpretations when code runs and does what ever it wants, most lawyers can't break out out of interpreting text and see how it works with code. 

I couldn't help myself, state of of Minnesota, insurance exchange problems..who do they ask for advice to find a new contractor...Silly Sebelius...who does she recommend, United Healthcare..duh? What they heck?  What a person to ask with such expertise that we saw with Healthcare.Gov..right...

Anyway this makes for a good story as the state dumped their original contractor Maximus in May of last year, the nobody knew what they were doing.  Ok so the news is talking about back in 2007 that Maximus (which is an insurance company too) got hit with a fine of $30 million for medical fraud. 

Well, la te dah, there was another big fine levied that year..against a CEO and company to tune of $458 Million and far as I know it still stands as the largest derivatives fine on record as the CEO and other executives of the company were back dating stock..even the SEC had no problem identifying it..but the news articles focus on the Maximus $30 penalty and don't mention the other one...United Healthcare...who Sebelius recommended to call in to fix their problems..stuff that makes you go hmmmm...

If we are going to dig out fines from 2007 for all involved, well let's get them all out there if a company's history is going to be referenced:)

So case in point this this post...where did they lead to financial gain I think...and how much more legal costs do we want here?  Banks love this stuff as it distracts everyone from where the focus should be with nonsense like this..or we can go back and make Christie's bridge front page news the disruptions on meaningless efforts.  Again I'm getting so tired of "stupid disruptions" that the news plays out to be some kind of big issue...Sebelius Syndrome lives on..

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:20 | 4327967 vegas
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Nahhhhhhh, the NSA has all kinds of shit on guys like Roberts and Kennedy, and in the end, President Goebbels will use this to get the ruling he wants. It's all for the children don't ya know?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:27 | 4327992 Seize Mars
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Between approximately 1932 to 1995 the Supreme Court found exactly zero laws to be unconstitutional.
There you have it.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:28 | 4327996 squid427
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Really? This guy gives himself the authority to explode anyone for whatever reason he says anywhere in the world and we're talking about recess.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:29 | 4327999 IridiumRebel
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I hear they got this other shit called IMPEACHMENT that they should look into.....

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 17:02 | 4328338 MickV
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It doesn't have to be by "IMPEACHMENT", it could be by operation of the 25th Amendment, sec. 3 and 4, and by the statutory framework of the 25 Amendment, 3 US Code 19, which contemplates the removal of "THE PERSON ACTING AS PRESIDENT" due to "INABILITY" (i.e. mental physical or CONSTITUTIONAL DISABILITY). See also the original 12th Amendment, which contemplates the removal of the President due to "CONSTITUTIONAL DISABILITY", and was replaced by the 25th Amendment.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:32 | 4328015 TideFighter
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We're all outflanked by The Free Shit Army with 56 million .40 calibre hollow points. I suggest you panic.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:38 | 4328036 resurger
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Trick Question?

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:40 | 4328052 robobbob
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corruption, bank bailouts, crony contracts and loans, illegal military actions, bribery, arms smuggling, shredding 1st, 4th, and 10th amendments, nothing to see here, but damn it we're going to really stick it to them on this jaywalking charge.

SCOTUS, you have no credibility left

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:41 | 4328055 BraveSirRobin
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You all must remember that it is the "Supreme Court of the United States of America," that is, the Supreme Court for the Federal Government. It's institutional perogative and inclinations are to preserve and enhance the powers of the federal government. 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:01 | 4328074 earleflorida
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Obama instructs, rather than following the writ of the,... 'constitution & articles'?

A community organizer that has his fingerprints all over his 'et`tu Brutus' SCOTUS blood soak'd robe-- stuffed in his walk-in-closet of petrified dinosaur bones?!?

FLASHPoint:    Obama is not a professor of the constitution, period!  Rather a glorified instructor (a teachers' aide)! 

BTW:  Anyway, it's all 'the burning baby savior's`... Bush's', fault? Ironically it really is! Bush basically declared war on the Democratic Party for being whimps following Clinton's containment policy of so called 'pounding sand (?)!?! Clinton held up many a nonination, but never went 'et`tu Brutus (ballistic)' as Bush #41 did when John Ashcroft was on his dying bed! Remember,...  Gonzales,`Alberto de Alamo and Libby,... Cheney's 'et tu Brutus' that sealed baby George's history in a 'rubicon paradox of fait accompli'?

Well, Obama has picked up where polarization has drawn a line in the judicial system, 'sands of our tyme? Bush got Roberts!?! But, Obama will stack the courts as have all past administrations. Soon, Obama will have the SCOTUS stacked for the next 30 years, and also with alot of judges that are polarized!!! It's always been this way, but with every new administration the polarization just gets worse, until the sheeple take the law in their own hands!

So. In summary, I don't blame President Obama for what G.W. Bush #43, George H.W. Bush #41, R. Reagan#40, Gerry ( the country has suffered to much POS) Ford #38, and R. Milhous Nixon #37(the King?!?) had started!!!  

Ps.2   We already have enough of the useless fucks to begin with,....


Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:49 | 4328077 MickV
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Soon they will rule on the very eligibility of the Domestic Enemy Usurper Obama to hold the office of President. He is certainly not an eligible natural born Citizen, since he was born a British subject, of a British subject father, Barack Obama Sr., who was never a US Citizen.

Eligibility cases in Fla. and Alabama are working their way to SCOTUS.

And no, defacto Officer Doctrine will not apply to the criminal domestic enemy, because A) he has acted in bad faith, and B) millions are aware of his ineligibility.

Everything he signed (including Obamacare) or appointed (including the Marxist dyke SCOTUS appointments) or executively ordered will be null and void.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:10 | 4328147 earleflorida
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But at least he's not a "DUAL Citizen" ru(i)n`ning our Scrotum Purse Strings into our asshole or Congress being breastfed by AIPAC!


Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:51 | 4328305 MickV
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He very well may still be a British subject, as well as an American Citizen (but not a natural born Citizen, which requires birth in America to 2 US Citizen, or one unmarried US Citizen mother--- where no other foreign allegiance is present). Or he not even be a US Citizen. Discovery of the original BC is the first order of business.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 18:28 | 4328609 pupdog1
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Well, that's quite an image.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 15:53 | 4328091 SmittyinLA
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Riiiight, like those senile leftist geezers are gonna come riding to the rescue like the Lone Ranger, they couldn't fart if their life depended on it let alone refrain our criminal govt.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:02 | 4328122 The worst trader
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Bearish! We will crash the market if we don't get what we want!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:05 | 4328127 paint it red ca...
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May! Could! Can!

Wake me up when they DO!

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:12 | 4328158 yogibear
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But Eric, the Holder of JustUs will find a way stonewall any proceedings against his friend.



Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:23 | 4328189 jomama
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who cares?  we're so far past the point of return that it doesn't anymore anyway.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:34 | 4328229 Uncle Remus
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Long necks.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 16:40 | 4328261 Random_Robert
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Ignorance of the law is no excuse... Unless you are the O-Bammer, bitchez...



Mon, 01/13/2014 - 18:26 | 4328605 pupdog1
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All my life I believed that the the Supreme Court is pretty much independent, until John Roberts.

His 180 on Obamacare and his utterly trumped-up "tax" argument proves that the fix is in.

And there is never just one cockroach. Never.

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:42 | 4329050 RMolineaux
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It appears that Tyler Durden and Bloomberg have both joined the congressional obstructionists in denying the president his normal prerogatives in making appointments.  The number of Obama nominations that have been blocked by congressional obstructionists and extortionists has reached an all time record.  Time was when a sane congress accepted the president's right to make appointments, even when they disagreed with them.   No one has taken the matter of recess appointments to the Supreme Court before.  It just demonstrates the extreme some folks will go to when they don't get their way. 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 20:42 | 4329051 RMolineaux
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It appears that Tyler Durden and Bloomberg have both joined the congressional obstructionists in denying the president his normal prerogatives in making appointments.  The number of Obama nominations that have been blocked by congressional obstructionists and extortionists has reached an all time record.  Time was when a sane congress accepted the president's right to make appointments, even when they disagreed with them.   No one has taken the matter of recess appointments to the Supreme Court before.  It just demonstrates the extreme some folks will go to when they don't get their way. 

Mon, 01/13/2014 - 22:08 | 4329269 earleflorida
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polarization was passive at times in american politics, but not the norm? there always has been a healthy partial separation regarding our political spectrum on a somewhat finite timeline, but wars and depressions coalesced the country back into a unified entity. sadly, the polarization we see in the country today is irrevocable. bringing about a total complete destructive separation. the fear of a depression coming about will surely be the prerequisite too wwiii! the plane of time will be separated by a nuclear reaction for the fledgling nuclear family-- now, minutes past three scores three years,... young?!?


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