By NATHAN BASS
WASHINGTON D.C. (Legal Newsline) – In a major blow to President Obama, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled Friday that the President’s “intrasession appointment” of three new members to the National Labor Relations Board was an unconstitutional abuse of power.
White House press secretary Jay Carney called the ruling “novel and unprecedented,” claiming the ruling contradicts 150 years of practice by presidents of both parties.
The Court, however, was unequivocal in its ruling and did not appear to struggle in making the decision.
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