After D.C. Circuit ruling, what happens to NLRB decisions and its GC?

, Corporate Counsel


In the wake of Friday's federal court ruling invalidating three of President Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, corporations and the board's own general counsel are left in a cloud of doubt.

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  • ColorBlindJustice

    In our age of jet travel and instant telecommunications, a very reasonable argument can be made for the end of all recess appointments, barring truly extraordinary circumstances such as thermonuclear war or a massive natural disaster that kills or otherwise keeps a quorum of senators from convening. But even short of that, the D.C. Circuit has now made abundantly clear to the current administration and all future administrations that the separation of powers allows only the Senate -- not the president -- to decide when it is and isn't in session. Unfortunately, the Obama administration likely doesn't feel the slightest embarrassment over its foolish power grab much less the inevitable judicial rebuke.

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