A unanimous Supreme Court said on Thursday that President Barack Obama couldn’t make recess appointments during a brief Senate break in 2012, but he also still had broad appointment powers under the Constitution.
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The award-winning NPR show Intelligence Squared U.S. returns to the National Constitution Center for a no-holds-barred debate, this time focusing on campaign finance, Super PACs and the First Amendment.
National Constitution Center president and CEO Jeffrey Rosen explains what happens inside the Supreme Court and the limits of the Court’s powers in a special podcast.
With eight prominent cases still to be published by the end of this month, the Supreme Court took Thursday to rule on federal employee’s First Amendment rights, challenges to IRS summonses and software patents for securities trading.
The Supreme Court ruled on three low-profile cases on Thursday, setting up a hectic conclusion to its current term, with eight high-profile cases to be settled in the next 10 days.