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Recess Appointments: Too Much Presidential Power?

Does the plain meaning of the Constitution, historically recovered, restrict presidents to filling only those vacancies that start during a congressional recess? Mike Rappaport thinks that the modern practice of the recess appointment–including its practice by Bush–has slipped its constitutional mooring. (Via Instapundit.)

Ramesh Ponnuru is a senior editor for National Review, a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute, and a senior fellow at the National Review Institute.

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