Supreme Court Skeptical of President's Recess-Appointments Argument

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The Obama administration appeared to face an uphill battle on Monday in persuading the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a broad ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit limiting the president's power to make recess appointments.

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    Recess appointments are obsolete. With jet travel and instant telecommunications, the Senate is never unable to advise and consent -- barring catastrophes such as full-scale war, electomagnetic storm, major asteroid strike, etc. Besides, requiring presidents to confer with Senators before nominating appointees will appropriately assure the citizenry that communists and facists never get within 10 miles of real power.

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