Justice Dept. backs Obama on recess appointments. Says pro forma Senate sessions try not to use

Justice Dept. backs Obama on recess appointments. Says pro forma Senate sessions try not to use

Says professional forma Senate sessions try not to use

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WASHINGTON – President Obama had the energy to lawfully think about the Senate become on an extended break – despite the fact that Congress contended otherwise – while making recess appointments, the Justice Department concluded in a formerly key appropriate memorandum it made general public yesterday.

The assistant attorney general for the Office of Legal Counsel, concluded that the Senate’s “pro forma’’ sessions – in which a single senator comes into the chamber to bang the gavel every three days – could not prevent Obama from being able to exercise his constitutional power to appoint officials when the body was in recess in the 23-page document, Virginia A. Read more