Presidential Recess Appointments

Legal experts discussed the constitutionality of presidential recess appointments. Two panelists argued that the appointments of… read more

Legal experts discussed the constitutionality of presidential recess appointments. Two panelists argued that the appointments of Richard Cordray to be the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau director and others were unconstitutional. They noted that the Senate was actually in a pro forma session at the time the president made the appointments. The other two panelists said the president had no choice but to act and had every legal means under the Constitution to do so. close

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Program ID:
304503-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Feb 21, 2012
Last Aired:
Mar 6, 2012

Airing Details

  • Feb 21, 2012 | 1:33pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 21, 2012 | 2:01pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 22, 2012 | 7:01am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Feb 27, 2012 | 10:35am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 02, 2012 | 10:29pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 05, 2012 | 11:33pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 06, 2012 | 4:43am EST | C-SPAN 3
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