By A.J. Yolofsky–The Supreme Court just invalidated President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012. The decision is big for several reasons, but the one to highlight for the moment is that the Supremes went 9-0 against Obama.
The main opinion, which struck down the appointments, was written by Justice Breyer and joined by the Supreme Court’s liberal block (Sotomayor, Kagan, Kennedy, and Ginsburg).
The conservative justices concurred in the judgment and Justice Scalia wrote a separate opinion for them.
The Supreme Court has just constructed a meaningful obstacle against Obama’s unconstitutional use of executive power.
The supposed Constitutional expert residing at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue just got sent to the corner.