Category Archives: Article II

Essays on Article II of the Constitution

The Supreme Rules

The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.  – ARTICLE II, SECTION 2, CLAUSE 3

The Supreme Court issues several rulings in which the LPOV crew are particularly interested, including search warrants for cell phones, free speech and religion and the Recess Appointments made by the President.

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The Supreme Court #1: NLRB v. Canning

This is the first in what I plan to be a series of posts about pending cases before the United States Supreme Court.

In each of these postings I hope to offer a review of a particular case, the background behind it and a look at where it might go in the future.

This week we will take a look at the case of National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning

This case comes to the court on appeal from the DC Court of Appeals and deals with the power of the President to make recess appointments under Article II, Section 2, Clause 3 which states:

The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.

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Supreme Court Opens Today

Today marks the opening of the 2013-2014 US Supreme Court session.

Over the coming weeks I will be writing about some of the major cases to come before the Justices this term but today I thought I’d offer a brief primer on how the Court works as well as offer a quick list of some upcoming cases. Read the rest of this entry

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