Sep 272012
 

recess…

the break given in the middle of the day to elementary school children. usually a time when children play on a playscape or just generally run around and have fun.
today, at recess, little susie kicked sand in my eyes, so i called her a stupid poopoo butt.

Republican senators on Wednesday joined a lawsuit arguing President Obama violated the Constitution when he used his recess appointment powers earlier this year to fill several controversial posts.

The move intensifies a simmering separation-of-powers battle over Mr. Obama’s executive powers, which Republicans say he has abused during his term in office.

“The Constitution does not permit the president to bypass the Senate whenever he deems it uncooperative,” the Republicans said in their legal brief. “The Senate’s veto over appointments provides a vital check … Allowing the president to invoke the [appointment] clause to end-run Senate opposition to his nominees eliminates that check, severely undermining the separation of powers.”

The senators are joining an already existing lawsuit filed by Noel Canning, a bottling company that sued the NLRB, arguing that a decision the board made is invalid because Mr. Obama’s questionable appointees were part of the board at the time.

The suit was first heard by the NLRB, and is now before the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. The senators said this is the right time to intervene.

If the appeals court sides with Republicans, it could invalidate a host of decisions made by the board.

Senate Democratic leaders didn’t respond to a request for comment on the GOP’s legal move on Wednesday.

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