BREAKING: Supreme Court Just Dealt MASSIVE Blow To Obama In 6-2 Decision- Liberals Are In PANIC MODE

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Due to Obama’s overreaching actions and dictator-like behavior the United States Supreme Court has ruled all future presidents will be limited in their appointment power.

In a 6-2 ruling, the Supreme Court decided that Obama improperly and unlawfully filled the position of general counsel for the National Labor Relations Board.

The NLRB functions as the main federal labor law enforcement agency and the ruling will limit presidential power in the ability to fill vacant federal positions when an “opposition” Congress is in power.

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Lafe Solomon served as acting general counsel for the NLRB from 2011 through 2013.  According to the majority ruling of the justice, he was there in violation of the 1998 Federal Vacancies Reform Act.

Though it was deemed that Solomon served in violation of the Act, the ruling is not expected to affect many, if any, labor board cases mainly as a result of the Supreme Court‘s 2014 ruling in NLRB v. Noel Canning which overturned a great many of those decisions already.

The Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998 is a United States law that requires the executive branch departments and agencies to report to Congress and Government Accountability Office information about the temporary filling of vacant executive agency positions that require a presidential appointment with Senate confirmation.

The act requires the Comptroller General report to specified congressional committees, the president, and the Office of Personnel Management if an acting officer is determined to be serving longer than the 210 days established by the act.

The legal opinion was written by Chief Justice John Roberts with contributions from Justices Anthony Kennedy, Clarence Thomas, Samuel Alito, Stephen Breyer and Elena Kagan.

Dissenting opinions were the usual suspects – Justices Sonya Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented.  It is worthy to note that Obama appointee, Elena Kagan, did not dissent but ruled against Obama.

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Obama nominated Solomon twice to be the labor board’s general counsel.  Once in 2011 and again in 2013.  Both times the Senate refused to vote on his nomination.  Obama then acted in his usual dictatorial fashion and appointed Solomon acting general counsel. The ruling states that, under the Federal Vacancies Reform Act, once a person is nominated to a position requiring Senate approval that person cannot serve until he is confirmed, regardless of whether lawmakers act on the nomination.  If such a situation were to occur as Obama was faced with then the President would then need to choose another nominee who the Senate COULD vote on to confirm.

The majority opinion stated –

Once the president submitted (Solomon’s) nomination to fill that position in a permanent capacity (the FVRA) prohibited him from continuing his acting service. This does not mean that the duties of general counsel to the NLRB needed to go unperformed; the president could have appointed another person to serve as the acting officer in Solomon’s place. And he had a wide array of individuals to choose from: any one of the approximately 250 senior NLRB employees or the hundreds of (other) individuals … throughout the government. The president, however, did not do so, and Solomon’s continued service violated the FVRA.”

The dissenting opinions of Sotomayor and Ginsburg stated that the ruling unnecessarily limited the president’s ability to fill vacant positions, stating –

The court gives the provision a broader reach than the text can bear.”

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