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  •  I think that would nullify (3+ / 0-)
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    a history of recess appointments, no?

    Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. Barack Obama

    by delphine on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 06:37:57 PM PST

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    •  No. It's one of those "special" rulings (1+ / 0-)
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      that only apply to black Democratic presidents.  

      Apparently, where Republicans are concerned, nothing--not even the courts--is above politics.

      "Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand." ~ Atticus Finch, "To Kill a Mockingbird"

      by SottoVoce on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 07:06:04 PM PST

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    •  It would. (1+ / 0-)
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      The court acknowledges that intrasession recess appointments have been commonplace since the mid-twentieth century. It found the fact they were virtually nonexistent (literally, like 2 or 3) before the 1920s more constitutionally significant.

      •  Oddly enough (3+ / 0-)
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        Recess appointments were as rare back then as... filibusters.

        I'm sure that's just a coincidence.

        Filibuster reform now. No more Gentleman's agreements.

        by bear83 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 at 08:33:58 PM PST

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        •  It's a victory for the separation of powers (0+ / 0-)

          that pushes us even closer to the edge of a full-blown constitutional crisis over the unraveling of our seperation-of-powers-based constitutional system.

          At least there's an elegant irony to it.  

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