The Supreme Court Just Delivered A Strong Blow To Obama’s Executive Overreach  | June 26th, 2014

In a 9-0 decision this morning, the Supreme Court just delivered a major blow to President Obama’s attempt to ignore the Constitution and circumvent Congress.

In NLRB v Noel Canning, the Court ruled that the President stepped out-of-bounds when he filled slots on the National Labor Relations Board in 2012 without Senate approval.

“This administration has a tendency to abide by laws that it likes and to disregard those it doesn’t,” said Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. “In this case, that disturbing and dangerous tendency extended to the Constitution itself.  Whether it’s recess appointments or Obamacare, this troubling approach does serious damage to the rule of law and the Court’s decision is a clear rebuke of the administration’s behavior.”

Read the whole statement from Republican Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell below:

“I welcome the Supreme Court’s important decision today that the President’s so-called “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board two and one-half years ago were unconstitutional. This administration has a tendency to abide by laws that it likes and to disregard those it doesn’t. In this case, that disturbing and dangerous tendency extended to the Constitution itself.  Whether it’s recess appointments or Obamacare, this troubling approach does serious damage to the rule of law, and the Court’s decision is a clear rebuke of the administration’s behavior. The President made an unprecedented power grab by placing political allies at a powerful federal agency while the Senate was meeting regularly and without even bothering to wait for its advice and consent. A unanimous Supreme Court has rejected this brazen power-grab.  All Americans should be grateful for the Court’s rebuke of the administration—and the Democratic Majority in the Senate should be embarrassed by its failure, yet again, to stand up to the President and to defend the Senate’s uniquely important role under our Constitution. I was proud to lead the effort to defend the Senate against the President’s unprecedented power grab.”

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