It can only be described as a smokescreen to cover the actions of President Obama. The Department of Justice today released a memo backing President Obama's disturbing "recess appointments" made earlier this month. The memo is dated January 6th, two days after the appointments occurred. Usually a President will solicit advice from the Justice Department in advance of taking action that is considered controversial or raises constitutional questions.
Not this President. The memo is two days late. It should come as no surprise that the Justice Department put out an analysis designed to back the President's actions.
The problem with the memo is that it provides a faulty legal analysis wrongly claiming that the Senate was not in session when these appointments occurred. As we've discussed repeatedly, the Senate was indeed in session, in Pro Forma session. Our detailed legal analysis concerning this issue is posted here.
The fact is this DOJ memo changes nothing: President Obama acted in a unconstitutional manner in making these appointments - ignoring the rule of law and nearly a century of precedent.
As you already know, Congress is concerned about this overreach. And, we continue to hear from thousands of Americans - now more than 55,000 - who have signed on to our petition demanding President Obama retract these appointments.
What's clear is this: Americans and a growing number of members of Congress want the President to abide by the Constitution and the rule of law.
Last week, in an act of jihadist terror, Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez opened fire at a Navy recruiting center and a Navy and Marines Reserve Center in Chattanooga, TN, killing four Marines and one naval officer. These five brave soldiers were unarmed, gunned down in cold blood. How could this...
Recently, the Supreme Court of the State of Oklahoma made national headlines when it ruled that Article 2, Section 5, of the Oklahoma Constitution prohibited a Ten Commandments display on the State Capitol grounds. The Court’s ruling in Prescott, et al. v. Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission ,
Many conservative Americans look at their country now and no longer recognize it. That is due, in particular, to the implementation over the past one hundred plus years of a Progressive Left agenda that has been steadily transforming this country into something other than what our Founding Fathers...
Over the years, Presidents have, at times, pushed the boundaries of their authority, often giving rise to litigation reaching the Supreme Court. For example, in Youngstown Sheet & Tube Co. v. Sawyer , the Court held that President Truman exceeded his authority by ordering the seizure of...