By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
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If it's true that art imitates life (and sometimes it seems so), the National Labor Relations Board has become the bureaucratic equivalent of the television hit "The Walking Dead."
When the Constitution puts a limitation on executive authority, the president can't just ignore it for the sake of convenience. That message was delivered forcefully on Friday in a decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
A federal appeals court cast doubt Wednesday not only on President Obama's controversial January recess appointments but on most such appointments, using oral arguments to question whether presidential powers can ever be used unless Congress has officially adjourned for the end of a year.
A federal appeals court on Friday refused to order the Obama administration to stop funding embryonic stem cell research, despite complaints the work relies on destroyed human embryos.
Rayful Edmond III, whose crack cocaine empire netted $1 million a week in the late 1980s, walked into the federal courthouse in Washington nearly a decade ago as a witness for the prosecution in a massive murder-for-hire drug case.
President Bush yesterday commuted the 30-month prison sentence of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, just hours after a federal appeals-court panel said the former White House aide could not remain free on bond pending an appeal.
President Bush today commuted the 30-month prison sentence of I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, just hours after a federal appeals court panel said the former White House aide could not remain free on bond pending an appeal.
"The commission cannot justify the terms of service discrimination its remedy leaves in place (providing manual letter processing to Netflix but not to Gamefly)," Chief Judge David Sentelle said.