Recess Appointment Feud Could End In High Court

Law360, New York (January 5, 2012, 9:08 PM EST) -- Republicans and companies seeking to challenge President Barack Obama's recent recess appointments are likely to face an uphill battle that will only be resolved when the U.S. Supreme Court tackles the unprecedented issue of whether Congress was actually in recess, attorneys say.

Obama bypassed Congress on Wednesday by appointing four previously blocked nominations — Consumer Financial Protection Bureau head Richard Cordray and National Labor Relations Board members Sharon Block, Richard Griffin and Terence F. Flynn — to their posts. He said Congress was in recess until...
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