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ACLJ Chief Counsel Says President Obama’s “Recess” Appointments Violate Constitution
"This is a brazen, unprecedented power grab by President Obama," says Jay Sekulow, ACLJ Chief Counsel
WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2012—President Obama defied Senate Republicans and appointed four top agency officials on his own authority - a move the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) calls a violation of the U.S. Constitution.
"This is a brazen, unprecedented power grab by President Obama," said Jay Sekulow, chief counsel of the ACLJ. "While the President is certainly permitted to make appointments when the Senate is in recess, these appointments clearly violate the Constitution because they have been made even though the Senate has not recessed. President Obama knows that."
"Instead of abiding by the Constitution, he's plunging forward and ignoring the separation of powers in an arrogant and unconstitutional manner. We're examining all possible legal options concerning this issue," said Sekulow.
You can read more about this issue Sekulow's blog post, Obama Appointments Shred the Constitution.
Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice focuses on constitutional law and is based in Washington.