What's a Recess Appointment? 

What's a Recess Appointment? 

What's a Recess Appointment? 

Previously published Slate articles made new.
Aug. 4 2000 11:30 PM

What's a Recess Appointment? 

Yesterday, President Clinton used a recess appointment to name Bill Lann Lee the new assistant attorney general for civil rights. Last year, Michael Brus explained how recess appointments work and why they're used.