by B. Christopher Agee, Western Journalism:
The Obama administration has proven itself keen on issuing unilateral decrees and ruling by fiat. Naturally, this philosophy has earned significant scorn among those who believe in the balance of power guaranteed in the U.S. Constitution.
One of Obama’s most contended decisions related to his first term recess appointment of three National Labor Relations Board members – an overstep lower courts ruled unconstitutional. While the chief executive is permitted to make recess appointments, Obama’s detractors pointed out that Congress was not in recess, but a “pro forma” session defined by frequent short adjournments.
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