Update: 2:45 p.m., January 25th -- White House press secretary Jay Carney called the court's ruling "novel and unprecedented," saying that it "contradicts 150 year of practice by Democratic and Republican administrations … So we respectfully but strongly disagree with the ruling." Politco's Donovan Slack also reports that Carney said Republicans obstructionism has caused "enormous frustration" within President Obama's administration. The White House remains confident that this is just "one court, one case, one company," and won't extend to Cordray's case.
Original: President Obama violated the Constitution by filling three National Labor Relations Board seats in the midst of a Senate recess, according to a court ruling issued today. "Told you so," says every conservative on Twitter.
In a unanimous decision, the three judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that President Obama's three NLRB appointments from January 2012, which didn't receive Senate approval after months of heated debate, over-reached his Constitutional powers. At the time, GOP lawmakers like John Boehner were calling Obama's move an "entirely unprecedented power grab" and conservative pundits like Michelle Malkin were fuming over the "strong-arm move."