Regarding the Jan. 26 front-page story “Obama recess picks invalid”:

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit spilled a lot of ink in defining what a Senate recess is. Does anyone honestly think a vacation from Dec. 20, 2011, to Jan. 22, 2012, should not be a “recess”? And shouldn’t the Constitution be interpreted in a way that a non-lawyer might appreciate rather than what the Founding Fathers might have thought?

In addition to reversing a National Labor Relations Board decision in which an employer violated the law, the court’s decision makes the federal government less efficient and chooses form over substance.

Daniel Glynn, Herndon