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    Does this ruling invalidate George W. Bush's recess appointments and roll back the damage they did?

    •  Conium - No, Bush made no recess appointments (4+ / 0-)

      that were in violation of this ruling. Once Harry Reid decided the Senate would be permanently in session, using the "pro forma" tool when the Senate was actually gone, GWB respected that and made no more recess appointments.

      "let's talk about that" uid 92953

      by VClib on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 08:31:27 AM PDT

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        The court would not actively go back and strike down actions made by those Bush appointees.  They were presumed valid and remain so.  If the current appointee wants to overturn those executive actions he or she would be free to do so, but they aren't going to cause disarray.  The ruling only has an effect going forward.

        My country, right or wrong; if right, to be kept right; and if wrong, to be set right. -- Senator Carl Schurz(MO-1899)

        by Adam Blomeke on Thu Jun 26, 2014 at 09:29:48 AM PDT

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