The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi74° Scattered Showers then Mostly Sunny

Tonight

Lo53° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi74° Slight Chance Showers

Monday Night

Lo55° Slight Chance Showers then Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi74° Partly Sunny

Tuesday Night

Lo56° Slight Chance Showers then Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi71° Partly Sunny then Slight Chance Showers

Wednesday Night

Lo49° Slight Chance Showers then Partly Cloudy

Thursday

Hi73° Mostly Sunny

Thursday Night

Lo54° Partly Cloudy

A crucial constitutional decision

Send to Kindle
Print This

Constitutional arguments that seem as dry as dust can have momentous consequences. On Monday, the Supreme Court’s nine fine minds will hear oral arguments about the meaning of “the” and “happen.” What they decide could advance the urgent project of reining in rampant executive power.

“The president,” says the Constitution, “shall have the power to fill up all vacancies that may happen during the recess of the Senate” (emphasis added). Monday’s case concerns whether Barack Obama made recess appointments when the Senate was not in recess, and made them to fill vacancies that did not happen during a recess.

View my options or Sign in