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Politics

Supreme Court will hear challenge to Obama

Review of recess appointments

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court waded Monday into a major constitutional clash between President Obama and congressional Republicans that could fundamentally limit a president’s use of recess appointments to fill high-level administration posts.

The justices will review a federal appeals court ruling that found Obama overstepped his authority when he bypassed the Senate last year to fill three vacancies on the National Labor Relations Board.

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