Recess Appointments

Recess Appointments

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Under the Constitution (Article II, Section 2, Clause 2), the President and the Senate share the power to make appointments to high-level policy-making positions in federal departments, agencies, boards, and commissions. Generally, the President nominates individuals to these positions, and the Senate must confirm them before he can appoint them to office. The Constitution also provides an exception to this process. When the Senate is in recess, the President may make a temporary appointment, called a recess appointment, to any such position without Senate approval (Article II, Section 2, Clause 3). This book provides a legal overview of the practice and responses to frequently asked questions.have since limited their pocket vetoes to periods between sessions or after a Congress has finally adjourned. [64] The Department of Justice, while asserting the validity of a recess appointment during a 33 day intrasession recess, anbsp;...

Title:Recess Appointments
Author:Chambers Y. Nells
Publisher:Nova Publishers - 2006


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