Friday, June 27, 2014


Dan from New York writes, "The end stages of dementia are incurable and terminal (contagious too)."

June 26, 2014

In Narrow Ruling, Supreme Court Invalidates 3 Obama Appointments

by Krishnadev Calamur

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that three appointments President Obama made in 2012 to the National Labor Relations Board are not valid because they were not approved by the Senate, which was in pro forma session at the time.

In a unanimous decision, the justices said the Constitution's recess-appointments clause gave Congress the power to decide when it is in recess, and that there was no recess when Obama acted. The case is National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning...

What a bunch o' crackpots.

No wonder they can't survive without government assistance.

1 comment:

Francis W. Porretto said...

Well, let's be fair to NPR here. "Narrow" in reference to a SCOTUS ruling doesn't mean 5/4; it means that the opinion that commanded the majority was written so that the verdict and majority reasoning would apply to a very restricted range of cases, united by a large number of shared, and possibly rare, characteristics. The antonym, a "broad" ruling, would mean that the verdict would apply to a very large range of cases and common situations.

Lawyer talk can be confusing, I know. I have two lawyers in the family, and it's risky even to ask them how they're feeling. Still!