Constitution Clips: "The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies"

Senator Grassley on Recess Appointment Decision

Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Chuck Grassley (R-IA) praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision that day which ruled unanimously that President Obama exceeded his constitutional authority in 2012 when he filled high-level executive branch vacancies without Senate confirmation. In the first-ever case involving the Constitution’s recess appointments clause, the justices said that the Senate was not in formal recess when the president appointed members to the National Labor Relations Board.