Barack Obama

Supreme Court Justices Skeptical of Obama's Recess Appointment Powers

Heard arguments today


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.