August 3, 2005 08:21 Age: 9 yrs

Professor Mayton Discusses Recess Appointments on NPR

By: Beverly James

On August 2, Professor William Mayton discussed the expanding power of a recess appointment on NPR Morning Edition. The Senate balked at confirming John Bolton partly because of his reputation for being abrasive with colleagues and for also being harshly critical of the United Nations. Mayton commented that the recess clause [of the U.S. Constitution] was not originally intended as an end run around the Senate.

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