The ‘Tenth Justice’ And The Limits Of Influence

By Jacqueline Bell and Cristina Violante | October 1, 2017, 8:39 PM EDT

The ‘Tenth Justice’ And The Limits Of Influence

By Jacqueline Bell and Cristina Violante

Oct. 2, 2017 In Noel Francisco’s first appearance before the Supreme Court, he made the sort of argument he likely won’t be making in his new job. Standing before the justices that morning in January 2014, he aimed to convince them to check the authority of the president to make recess appointments. “The one thing that the president may not do is force the Senate to act against its will,” he told...
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