Barack Obama

Court Rules Obama Violated Constitution When Filling Vacancies

Made appointments to the National Labor Relations Board during a recess


WASHINGTON — A federal appeals court has ruled that President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit says Obama did not have the power to make recess appointments earlier this year to the National Labor Relations Board.