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Response to EC (Reply #29)

Fri Jan 25, 2013, 11:40 AM

32. It wouldn't have mattered under this decision

Under this decision, any recess appointment made during an "intrasession" recess (such as a holiday recess or the August recess, etc) is invalid.

Under this decision, recess appointments are only valid if made during a true "intersession" recess (i.e., the recess between the first session of a Congress and the second session) and only if the recess actually occurred during the recess.

Back in the day, Congress actually adjourned for a while before a new session was started. These days, the old session often doesn't adjourn "sine die" until the same day as the new session begins.

Interestingly, this would suggest that the length of the recess isn't important. Just when it occurs. My guess is that the SCOTUS takes this and in a closely divided decision rejects the court of appeals' interpretation, clearing the way for intrasession recess appointments to fill vacancies occurring before the recess began, but then upholds the practice of holding "pro forma" sessions to skirt the application of the recess appointment clause in intrasession recesses.

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