In a rare 9-0 decision issued today, the United States Supreme Court invalidated the recess appointments President Obama made to the NLRB on January 4, 2012, while the Senate was in a three day recess. The decision in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning (USSC June 26, 2014) means that the NLRB was operating without the requisite … Continue Reading
As noted here earlier, the government announced its intention to seek Supreme Court review of the DC Circuit decision which held that the President’s recess appointments to the NLRB were unconstitutional. The 138 page document NLRB v. Noel Canning, A Div. of Noel Corp., Cert Petition (April 24, 2013) was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday. … Continue Reading
As we noted last month, the federal court of appeals in DC heard the first case on the constitutionality of the recess appointments to the NLRB. Today, a three judge panel ruled unanimously that the appointments of Members Griffin, Block and Flynn were unconstitutional, meaning this court decided the NLRB has lacked a quorum since at … Continue Reading
In a standing-room only courtroom in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit became the second appeals court in the last week to hear oral arguments on the validity and constitutionality of the President’s January 4, 2012 appointment of three members to the NLRB during an extended Senate adjournment. The case … Continue Reading
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