ACLJ: President Obama Violates Constitution with "Recess" Appointments | American Center for Law and Justice
  Search  |  Login  |  Register


(Washington, DC) - The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, said today President Obama has violated the U.S. Constitution by by-passing Congress and moving forward in making a number of appointments.

"This is a brazen, unprecedented power grab by President Obama," said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. "While the President is certainly permitted to make appointments when the Senate is in recess, these appointments clearly violate the Constitution because they have been made even though the Senate has not recessed. President Obama knows that. Instead of abiding by the Constitution, he's plunging forward - ignoring the separation of powers - in an arrogant and unconstitutional manner. We're examining all possible legal options concerning this issue."

The ACLJ will launch a national petition campaign tomorrow urging the President to abide by the Constitution - to stop unconstitutional appointments - and to retract those flawed appointments that have just occurred. You can read more about this issue in ACLJ Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow's blog which is posted here.

Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, is based in Washington, D.C. and is online at

Latest in

Why Obama's Plans Are Unconstitutional

By Jay Sekulow1447358134239

President Obama has a penchant for presidential power plays. He has been following his own playbook since January 2014 when he declared: “I’ve got a pen, and I’ve got a phone” – his promise to do all that he could to bypass Congress – relying on Executive Orders and actions instead of legislation.

read more

Not for President or Congress, Why Vote?

By Matthew Clark1446588501654

Another election day is upon us, but for many the question lingers: Why vote? Many of you reading this may even be asking, there’s an election today? No, the President isn’t on the ballot, neither are the members of the U.S. House or Senate. Unless you live in Kentucky, Louisiana, or Mississippi,

read more

A Felony in the Clinton Email Scandal

By Matthew Clark1445266450583

The FBI is reportedly focusing its investigation into Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email scandal on a particular federal law governing “gross negligence” in handling national defense secrets. As I explained this summer, this felony, 18 U.S.C § 793, could be the most legally...

read more

Winning Victories for Faith & Freedom

By ACLJ.org1438285554928

For years, the ACLJ has fought—and continues to fight—to defend your Constitutionally protected freedoms. Your support allows us to fight for the lives of the unborn, defend the Constitution, and protect the religious liberties of all U.S. citizens. Here are a few of the victories that you’ve...

read more