[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday in NLRB v. Noel Canning [SCOTUSblog backgrounder] that US President Barack Obama overstepped his authority when he appointed [JURIST report] three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) [official website] in January 2012. In an opinion by Justice Stephen Breyer, the court held that while the president does have authority to make appointments during a recess of the Senate, these particular appointments were unconstitutional because the Senate's recess...

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