White House disagrees with court recess appointment decision

WASHINGTON Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:24pm EST

WASHINGTON Jan 25 (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it disagrees with a U.S. federal appeals court's "novel and unprecedented" decision to reject President Barack Obama's "recess appointments" to a labor board last year, but declined to say whether the administration would appeal.

"We respectfully but strongly disagree with the rulings," White House spokesman Jay Carney said at a briefing. "There have been, according to the Congressional Research Service, something like 280-plus intra-session recess appointments by ... Democratic and Republican administrations dating back to 1867."

Carney referred questions about the administration's next steps to the Justice Department.

He also said the court decision was about one case and has no bearing on Richard Cordray, whom the president used a recess appointment to install as head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

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Comments (3)
SteveMD2 wrote:
Just anopther example of how the repubs want to return America to the bad old days of a lord and serf society

The repub party is sold out to the southern baptist / evangelicals for whom a blaiack president is their nightmare come true.

And they are sold out to eg the $20 billion NW koch brothers and their mostly repub pals on wall street who ripped off American families of about $15 TRillion in famnily net worth with their real estate * banking scams.

Jan 25, 2013 2:41pm EST  --  Report as abuse
kkong164 wrote:
Boo! Hoo! King Barry doesn’t like to get his hand slapped.

Jan 25, 2013 2:50pm EST  --  Report as abuse
Dragos111 wrote:
Of course the White House disagrees with the court. The court is telling them they are wrong, and they don’t like it. Carney called the move “unprecidented”. It may be unprecidented, but that by no means makes it wrong. The court finding was unanimous. That should tell Obama something. Very simply, they tried to pull a fast one, an obvious ploy skirting the law, and they got caught.

Hopefully we will see more of this down the road. Obama seems to think he can do anything, make any law. Making laws is really the perview of Congress, not the President. Obama needs a leash like this.

Jan 25, 2013 3:05pm EST  --  Report as abuse
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