Recess Appointments: An End-Around Practice

Recess Appointments: An End-Around Practice

by Chambers Y. Nells


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Recess Appointments: An End-Around Practice by Chambers Y. Nells

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.

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ISBN-13: 9781594547621
Publisher: Nova Science Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 01/28/2006
Pages: 68
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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