A Federal Appeals Court Unanimously Decided That the Obamderthal's

@Adoniah (7513)
United States
January 26, 2013 7:04pm CST
decision to try and tell the Senate when it was actually in session and when it was not was ordered Unconstitutional...So the officials he appointed in his imaginary Senate recess are now unconstitutional...All actions by these folks and the committee's decisions are now open to lawsuits... What a disgusting mess. The only folks who will benefit by this fiasco will be lawyers...as usual.
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@suspenseful (40199)
• Canada
27 Jan 13
Actually the congress is in charge of the appointments, not Obama who wants to be King - no correction, Dictator of the United States. The congress has checks and balances to ensure that the appointments are correct and justified. I do find that as far as the situation in the United States is as to government, that those in other countries where the ruler, president, or premier is in charge, they have difficulty understanding the American situation.
@Latrivia (2878)
• United States
28 Jan 13
The President is legally allowed to appoint ambassadors, consuls, judges, and officers of the United States. He's only allowed to do it, however, with the consent of the senate. For reference: U.S. Constitution, Article 2, Section 2, Clause 2
@debrakcarey (19887)
• United States
28 Jan 13
And Presidential appointments can be made when Congress is in recess BUT only in an emergency and then only serve for a specified length of time. The appointments Obama made were made while Congress was still in session. HE declared them recessed, and THAT was the unconstitutional aspect of this. HE is not allowed to declare them recessed. A break in the session IS NOT the recess. Recess is when they stop one session at the end of their year.
@Latrivia (2878)
• United States
30 Jan 13
I know what a recess is, and I understand why his move was ruled against. My comment is only meant to correct the poster's misunderstanding of the law.
• Philippines
27 Jan 13
Doesn't your Senate have to approve these appointments ( a form of checks and balances) ? A panel that grills each appointee about their views and actions (past, present and future)? I know in my country's system, president can appoint but needs to be confirmed by an Upper house. That is usually where the drama happens.
@debrakcarey (19887)
• United States
27 Jan 13
Exactly Jeanneyvonne, and that is why we saw Obama try and bypass that Congressional oversite by falsely declaring them recessed when they clearly were not.
@Adoniah (7513)
• United States
27 Jan 13
The unconstitutional part was the fact that the obamderthal appointed these people without Senate approval. He said that since the Senate was not in session, he would just go ahead and approve them anyway. The problem was...the Senate WAS in session at the time. Even if they were not in session, there was no emergency to get this done right THEN. He was one: testing the system to see if he could get away with it and two: thumbing his nose one more time at the AMERICAN SYSTEM. He has said over and over that he knows what is best for OUR country and that he will do whatever it takes even if he has to bypass congress to do it.
@debrakcarey (19887)
• United States
27 Jan 13
You got that right.