It’s a setback for the Emperor-in-Chief’s quest to just do whatever he likes because he says so.
Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday.
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said that Obama did not have the power to make three recess appointments last year to the National Labor Relations Board.
The unanimous decision is an embarrassing setback for the president, who made the appointments after Senate Republicans spent months blocking his choices for an agency they contended was biased in favor of unions.
The three judge panel consists entirely of Reagan-Bush II nominees, but plenty of those have turned out to be very liberal, so it’s refreshing that three Federal judges have chosen to uphold the law. But the next stop is likely to be the Supreme Court.
The NLRB has become an extension of the union-government complex and the appointments have only made things worse.
Obama’s unconstitutional NLRB appointees included mob-linked union lawyer Richard Griffin, who has just been named in a major lawsuit, and who has continued to receive union money, and union official Sharon Block. Together they have drastically limited workers’ rights while implementing the power agenda of the union-government complex. Now, if this stands, all their job and rights killing decisions have just been invalidated.