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Friday, January 25, 2013

Courts - "DC Circuit Recess Appointments Clause Decision"

Good post by Prof. Lawrence B. Solum on the recess appointment ruling today.

This story by Robert Barnes in the Washington Post includes:

The decision flatly rejected the administration’s rationale for appointing the board members, and jeopardizes the separate recess appointment of former Ohio attorney general Richard Cordray to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Cordray is the subject of a different lawsuit.

The ruling acknowledged that it conflicts in parts with what other federal appeals courts have held about recess appointments. The issue is likely to be decided by the Supreme Court.

The decision came from Circuit judges David B. Sentelle, Karen LeCraft Henderson and Thomas B. Griffith.

Here is Lyle Denniston's post at SCOTUSblog.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 25, 2013 01:36 PM
Posted to Courts in general