Gridlock, embittered factions, the ongoing issues of the US lawmakers have entered a new era now with a brand new debate over the limits of presidential power.
The decision of the Supreme Court on Thursday to limit the President’s ability to make recess appointments was the trigger point for the new argument.
The New York Times reports that Republicans hailed the ruling as a repudiation of what they called Mr. Obama’s abuse of his constitutional power when he tried in 2012 to fill vacancies at two federal agencies without Senate confirmation.
But Mr. Obama and his allies noted that the decision stopped short of severely undermining the broader appointment power of the presidency, as an appeals court had ruled earlier. White House officials had worried that the court’s more conservative members might emerge victorious with a far more restrictive view of presidential power. They did not.