Admittedly, these clauses discuss adjournments, but the term adjournment is not coextensive with recess.
According to the Senate historian, this week's adjournment is the earliest pre-election exit since 1960.
According to the Office of the House Parliamentarian, the House is in adjournment until November 15.
Even if prosecutors offer defendants what is known as an adjournment in contemplation of dismissal - a deal in which the charges are eventually dismissed if the person goes a certain period of time without being rearrested - Mr. Stolar said that "a substantial number of people" would decline the deal and "insist on going to trial and establishing their innocence."
In a statement, the funds called the adjournment a "betrayal of shareholder democracy."