Abuse Of Power By Obama Confirmed by Appeals CourtSubmitted by Bob-45 on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 00:04
May 16th, 2013
Abuse Of Power By Obama Confirmed by Appeals Court: US National Labor Board in Danger of Disbandment
Posted by: Barry Secrest
Published on May 16th, 2013 @ 11:51:56 pm
A national labor board which has long been accused of making union-friendly decisions was dealt another blow Thursday, after a second federal appeals court found President Obama exceeded his power when he bypassed the Senate to appoint its members.
The ruling by the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia once again threatened to upend the National Labor Relations Board's decisions. And it has the potential to stall the board entirely, as well as challenge other federal agencies that have similar appointees.
For now, the Obama administration has tried to disregard the court decisions -- it has already appealed a similar ruling, from a Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C., to the Supreme Court.
In the 2-1 decision from the Philadelphia court, judges said Obama had no constitutional authority to install attorney Craig Becker to the labor board in 2010 while the Senate was adjourned for two weeks.