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ACLJ: More Than 35,000 Americans Reject President Obama’s “Recess Appointments”

January 10, 2012

WASHINGTON, Jan. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, said today more than 35,000 Americans have signed on to a petition opposing President Obama’s recent “recess appointments” – an unconstitutional move that bypassed the Senate. The opposition from the American people comes as a growing number of Senators are expressing concern about the appointments and want to know what input, if any, Attorney General Eric Holder had concerning these flawed appointments.

“This issue has struck a constitutional chord with the American people and a growing number of members of Congress, said Jay Sekulow, Chief Counsel of the ACLJ. “The move by President Obama is unprecedented and unconstitutional. No one is questioning the President’s authority to make recess appointments, but those must occur when the Senate is in recess, which is clearly not the case here. We are calling on President Obama to abide by the Constitution and respect the separation of powers.”

In just a matter days, the ACLJ has heard from more than 35,000 Americans demanding President Obama retract these unconstitutional appointments. The ACLJ has posted a detailed legal analysis of why President Obama’s appointments violate the Constitution.

This comes as all Republican Senators of the Senate Judiciary Committee have signed on to a letter to Attorney General Holder expressing concern that President Obama has “deviated from over 90 years of precedent” established by the Justice Department. In that letter, posted here, the eight Republican Senators on the Judiciary Committee want to know what involvement, if any, did the Attorney General have in advising the President concerning these appointments.

Led by Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow, the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), focusing on constitutional law, is based in Washington, D.C. and is online at www.aclj.org.

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