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Wed Dec 26, 2012, 11:49 PM

7th Circuit punts on President Barack Obama's recess appointments

7th Circuit punts on President Barack Obama's recess appointments

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has declined to wade into the issue of whether President Barack Obama had the authority to make four recess appointments earlier this year when the Senate was not officially in recess.

Several individuals who disputed a ruling by the National Labor Relations Board regarding refunds of fees assessed by unions said the NLRB's ruling on the point was invalid because three of the five board members were among those purportedly recess appointed by Obama in January.

However, in an opinion issued Wednesday, a three-judge panel of the Seventh Circuit dismissed the appeal because the petitioners had received the refunds they were due and lacked standing to seek refunds of monies due to others.


Earlier this month, the D.C. Circuit heard another case challenging the legitimacy of Obama's appointments. No ruling has been issued in that case.


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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 12:05 AM

1. All sound like a validation of Obama's appointments.

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