Barack Obama

Supreme Court Justices Skeptical of Obama's Recess Appointment Powers

Heard arguments today

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Supreme Court justices voiced skepticism Monday regarding President Obama's recess appointment powers, in the first such case to be considered by the high court. 

The court heard arguments Monday in a politically charged dispute over the president's power to temporarily fill top-level posts when the Senate is in recess. The justices heard more than 90 minutes of arguments in a case that centers on appointments Obama made in 2012 to the National Labor Relations Board.