On Constitutional Appointments

Good article here

The President…shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law….

Article II, Section 2, Clause 2

http://www.heritage.org/constitution/#!/articles/2/essays/91/appointments-clause

Here’s one you’ll really like. There’s a special place in my heart for shit that blows up in other folks faces that aim to do bad

From American Thinker

 Thanks to a VC commenter, I discovered that in August 1960, the Democrat-controlled Senate passed a resolution, S.RES. 334, “Expressing the sense of the Senate that the president should not make recess appointments to the Supreme Court, except to prevent or end a breakdown in the administration of the Court’s business.”  Each of President Eisenhower’s SCOTUS appointments had initially been a recess appointment who was later confirmed by the Senate, and the Democrats were apparently concerned that Ike would try to fill any last-minute vacancy that might arise with a recess appointment.

 

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2 thoughts on “On Constitutional Appointments

  1. With the “constitutionalist” judge now gone the decisions that have been going 5-4 are now going to be going over to the liberal side (there is one judge who is easily influenced). How many of Obuttheads special programs that skirt legality are going to be passed in the next year? Obuttheads tendency to bend the rules with his EO’s will be taken often as there will be no check and balance from the Judicial side..

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