From: Lee, William (Lee)
To: Lee, William (Lee),
Subject: Senator Lee Reacts to Oral Argument in Recess Appointments Case
Date: Mon Jan 13 20:17:11 MST 2014

Remember the fight over if the President can appoint when the Senate is in Pro Forma session. Below is Senator Lee's opinon on the case that was heard today at the Supreme Court. Remember for a while he was the only one that was standing against the President.

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RELEASE: Lee Reacts to Oral Argument in Recess Appointments Case


January 13, 2014


Lee Reacts to Oral Argument in Recess Appointments Case

WASHINGTON – Today, Senator Mike Lee said that he expects the Supreme Court to determine that President Obama’s controversial recess appointments from January 2012 were unconstitutional.  Sen. Lee, who is a former Supreme Court clerk for Justice Samuel Alito, has been a strong and vocal opponent of President Obama’s attempt to usurp the rights of the Senate in the appointment and confirmation of nominees to the executive and judicial branch.  He attended the oral argument today in the case ofNational Labor Relations Board v Noel Canning.

“After hearing oral arguments today, I am very confident the Supreme Court will affirm the DC Circuit Court’s judgment inNLRB v Noel Canning and determine that the president’s recess appointments on January 4, 2012, were unconstitutional,” said Sen. Lee. “In making the appointments, the president took a power that does not belong to him. It rightfully belongs to the American people, through their representatives in the Senate, and is an essential constitutional check on the executive branch.  I am confident the Supreme Court will restore the Senate’s prerogatives and condemn this assault on the rule of law.”


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