Constitutional law http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27930/all en U.S. appeals court says Obama recess appointments 'invalid' http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/us-appeals-court-says-obama-recess-appointments-invalid <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday rejected President Barack Obama's "recess" appointments to a labor board last year, saying they were constitutionally invalid.</p> <p>The appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were made while the Senate was out of town but potentially available to act on them.</p> <p>"Considering the text, history, and structure of the Constitution, these appointments were invalid from their inception," the panel said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/us-appeals-court-says-obama-recess-appointments-invalid" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Constitutional law Executive branch of the United States government Government Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 17:00:19 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739486 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-US court rules Obama's appointments unconstitutional http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-us-appeals-court-says-obama-recess-appointments-invali <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Ruling invalidates NLRB appointments</p> <p>* Also calls into question CFPB appointment</p> <p>* White House says ruling contradicts 150 years of practice</p> <p>By Aruna Viswanatha and Terry Baynes</p> <p>Jan 25 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court ruled on Friday that President Barack Obama violated the U.S. Constitution when he used recess appointments to fill a labor board, in a sweeping decision that could limit presidential power to push through federal nominees.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/update-1-us-appeals-court-says-obama-recess-appointments-invali" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Constitutional law Entertainment Environment Executive branch of the United States government Government Health Hospitality Labor Law National Labor Relations Board Politics Senate Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:01:06 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739536 at http://www.globalpost.com White House disagrees with court recess appointment decision http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/blank-headline-received-6 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Roberta Rampton</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 25 (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it disagrees with a U.S. federal appeals court's "novel and unprecedented" decision to reject President Barack Obama's "recess appointments" to a labor board last year, but declined to say whether the administration would appeal.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/blank-headline-received-6" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Constitutional law Entertainment Environment Executive branch of the United States government Health Politics Presidency of the United States Recess appointment Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 19:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5739590 at http://www.globalpost.com Obama lawyers to argue recess appointments again in March http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/obama-lawyers-argue-recess-appointments-again-march <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* After blockbuster ruling, two more courts to weigh issue</p> <p>* Separate lawsuit addresses consumer chief Cordray</p> <p>By David Ingram and Aruna Viswanatha</p> <p>WASHINGTON, Jan 28 (Reuters) - While President Barack Obama considers his next move in one high-stakes legal fight to fill vacant jobs, his lawyers expect to go to court at least twice more to argue for his power to appoint when the U.S. Senate is not meeting.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130128/obama-lawyers-argue-recess-appointments-again-march" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Constitutional law Executive branch of the United States government Government Hospitality Labor Law Politics Thomson Reuters Tue, 29 Jan 2013 01:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5740827 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Egypt court rejects election law, may delay poll http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/update-1-egypt-court-rejects-election-law-may-delay-poll <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Court says election law technically flawed</p> <p>* Ruling hailed by some parties</p> <p>* Government says election should not suffer long delay (Adds constitutional court statement, reaction)</p> <p>CAIRO, Feb 18 (Reuters) - Egypt's constitutional court rejected five articles of a draft election law on Monday and sent the text back to the country's temporary legislature for redrafting in a ruling that may delay a parliamentary poll due in April.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130218/update-1-egypt-court-rejects-election-law-may-delay-poll" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitution of Thailand Constitutional law Hosni Mubarak Politics Politics of Egypt Shura Council Thai law Thomson Reuters Mon, 18 Feb 2013 11:45:18 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5758869 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt court orders cancellation of April 22 legislative vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/egypt-court-orders-cancellation-april-22-legislative-vote-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Egypt's administrative court on Wednesday ordered the cancellation of controversial parliamentary elections scheduled for April 22, throwing the country deeper into political crisis.</p> <p>Judge Abdel Meguid al-Moqanen said Islamist President Mohamed Morsi had ratified a new electoral law for the country last month without sending it to the Supreme Constitutional Court for its approval, as required by the constitution.</p> <p>Consequently, the administrative court referred the law to the constitutional court and cancelled Morsi's decree calling for elections.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/egypt-court-orders-cancellation-april-22-legislative-vote-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitutional law James Madison Law AFP Wed, 06 Mar 2013 16:01:39 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5775122 at http://www.globalpost.com senior lawmakers-gov't reorganization bill http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130313/senior-lawmakers-govt-reorganization-bill <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 13 (Yonhap) -- Some senior ruling party lawmakers called for emergency measures Wednesday to break a parliamentary deadlock over the new government's formation amid escalating tensions with North Korea.</p> <p>President Park Geun-hye's government reorganization proposal has been stuck in parliament for weeks due mainly to opposition concerns it will lead to a strengthening of government control over the media.</p> <p>Park has repeatedly stressed that she will not back down on the proposal, which she says will boost government efficiency.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/taxonomy/term/39093/130313/senior-lawmakers-govt-reorganization-bill" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitutional law Emergency management Public safety Yonhap News Agency Wed, 13 Mar 2013 08:15:23 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5782027 at http://www.globalpost.com Key points in Zimbabwe's draft constitution http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/key-points-zimbabwes-draft-constitution <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Zimbabweans will on Saturday vote on a new constitution designed to underpin democratic reforms. Here are a few of the key points of the text:</p> <p>- Limits presidents to two five-year terms.</p> <p>- Strips away presidential immunity from prosecution after leaving office.</p> <p>- Bolsters the power of parliament which will consist of 210 elected members and an additional 60 women lawmakers to be picked initially through a system of proportional representation.</p> <p>- Partially abolishes death penalty for males aged below 21 and over 70 and for all females.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130314/key-points-zimbabwes-draft-constitution" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitutional law Philosophy of law Separation of powers AFP Thu, 14 Mar 2013 07:46:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5783092 at http://www.globalpost.com Yushin Constitution-illegality http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130321/yushin-constitution-illegality <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 21 (Yonhap) -- In a landmark ruling, the Constitutional Court on Thursday declared a series of emergency decrees based on the Yushin Constitution, which was declared by the military regime of the late President Park Chung-hee in 1970s in an attempt to remain in power, as unconstitutional.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130321/yushin-constitution-illegality" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitutional law Korea Law October Yushin Yonhap News Agency Thu, 21 Mar 2013 06:30:55 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5789520 at http://www.globalpost.com Yushin Constitution-illegality http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130321/yushin-constitution-illegality-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>SEOUL, March 21 (Yonhap) -- In a landmark ruling, the Constitutional Court on Thursday declared a series of emergency decrees based on the Yushin Constitution, which was declared by the military regime of the late President Park Chung-hee in 1970s in an attempt to remain in power, as unconstitutional.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/130321/yushin-constitution-illegality-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitution of Thailand Constitutional law Korea Law Yonhap News Agency Thu, 21 Mar 2013 07:30:51 +0000 Yonhap News Agency 5789575 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt court orders reinstatement of sacked prosecutor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/egypt-court-orders-reinstatement-sacked-prosecutor <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Egyptian court on Wednesday overturned a decision by President Mohamed Morsi to sack prosecutor general Abdel Meguid Mahmoud and ordered his reinstatement, state media reported.</p> <p>The ruling by the appeals court will once again put the presidency on a collision course with the judiciary, while any enforcement of its terms remains trapped in a legal labyrinth.</p> <p>Morsi sacked Mahmud in November, in a decree that granted the president sweeping powers and placed his decisions beyond judicial review. Mahmud was replaced by current prosecutor general, Talaat Abdallah.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/egypt-court-orders-reinstatement-sacked-prosecutor" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitutional law Government Law AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 10:46:03 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5795159 at http://www.globalpost.com Egypt court orders reinstatement of sacked prosecutor http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/egypt-court-orders-reinstatement-sacked-prosecutor-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>An Egyptian court on Wednesday overturned a decision by President Mohamed Morsi to sack prosecutor general Abdel Meguid Mahmoud and ordered his reinstatement, state media reported.</p> <p>The ruling by the appeals court will once again put the presidency on a collision course with the judiciary, while any enforcement of its terms remains trapped in a legal labyrinth.</p> <p>Morsi sacked Mahmud in November, in a decree that granted the president sweeping powers and placed his decisions beyond judicial review. Mahmud was replaced by current prosecutor general, Talaat Abdallah.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130327/egypt-court-orders-reinstatement-sacked-prosecutor-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitutional law Government Philosophy of law AFP Wed, 27 Mar 2013 11:30:42 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5795189 at http://www.globalpost.com Second appeals court finds Obama recess appointment is unconstitutional http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/second-appeals-court-finds-obama-recess-appointment-unconsti <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The Canadian Press </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>WASHINGTON - A second federal appeals court has found that President Barack Obama exceeded his power when he bypassed the Senate to install a member to the National Labor Relations Board.</p> <p>The ruling by the 3rd Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Philadelphia came on the same day that a Senate panel considered a slate of five nominees for full terms on the labour board. Senate Republicans said Thursday they would oppose two of the nominees — Sharon Block and Richard Griffin — because they currently sit on the board as recess appointments.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/the-canadian-press/130516/second-appeals-court-finds-obama-recess-appointment-unconsti" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Barack Obama Business Constitutional law Environment Executive branch of the United States government Government Health Hospitality Law National Labor Relations Board Politics Presidency of the United States The Canadian Press Thu, 16 May 2013 20:45:32 +0000 The Canadian Press 5839688 at http://www.globalpost.com Blocked treaties a concern ahead of tax evasion law: Treasury http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130604/blocked-treaties-concern-ahead-tax-evasion-law-treasury <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Patrick Temple-West</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A lone Republican lawmaker blocking Senate votes on several tax treaties is a concern, but won't stop a new anti-tax evasion law from taking effect in 2014, a Treasury Department official said on Tuesday.</p> <p>Republican Senator Rand Paul's hold on the treaties "is a concern" isolated to "a few agreements" with foreign governments, said Jesse Eggert, associate international tax counsel at Treasury, at a conference.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130604/blocked-treaties-concern-ahead-tax-evasion-law-treasury" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Constitutional law International taxation Law Politics Thomson Reuters Wed, 05 Jun 2013 02:46:09 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5851253 at http://www.globalpost.com Supreme Court to hear challenge on recess appointments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/supreme-court-hear-challenge-recess-appointments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The US Supreme Court on Monday waded into a constitutional dispute between President Barack Obama and his Republican foes over administration appointments he made last year when the Senate was out of session.</p> <p>In a brief statement, the nine justices announced they would review a federal court ruling that found Obama violated the constitution when he made three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130624/supreme-court-hear-challenge-recess-appointments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Constitutional law Executive branch of the United States government Government Hospitality Law Politics AFP Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:06:50 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5865915 at http://www.globalpost.com