NLRB Has Cleared Up Cases after Supreme Court’s Invalidation of 2012 Recess Appointments

The National Law Review

In Noel Canning v. NLRB, the United States Supreme Court concluded that President Barack Obama’s three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012 (Sharon Block, Richard Griffin, and Terence Flynn) were invalid. As a result, hundreds of Board decisions were invalidated. Now, Politico reports that an NLRB spokesperson said that there are no more cases invalidated by Noel Canning left for the Board to decide.

Leftovers at the NLRB

The Wall Street Journal

A unanimous Supreme Court this year rejected President Obama’s three non-recess recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board as an abuse of executive authority, but hey, no worries. One of those illegal appointees is now getting her second chance to be confirmed by the Senate.

White House Withdraws NLRB Nominee Richard Griffin—Supreme Court Could Still Challenge Obama

By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

The White House withdrew the nomination of National Labor Relations Board members Richard Griffin and Sharon Block as part of a deal to avoid the nuclear option in the Senate on Tuesday, but multiple legal experts told the Washington Free Beacon the Supreme Court could still go after President Barack Obama’s abuse of his recess authority.

Senate Should Not Confirm Nominees

Hundreds of rulings handed down by the National Labor Relations Board since January 2012 are, in effect, null and void. That is because three of the five NLRB board members were appointed illegally by President Barack Obama.

Senate committee advances NLRB nominees over GOP objections

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner

Senate Health, Education Labor and Pensions Committee members approved the nominations of the White House’s five picks to run the National Labor Relations Board. Several Republicans objected to two of the nominees, though, indicating they will face trouble in the full Senate. That means the NLRB — which lacks a valid quorum — may remain in limbo a while longer.

Alexander Opposes Nominations Of “Unconstitutional Appointees” To NLRB

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander, the ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, Thursday said he would oppose the nominations of Sharon Block and Richard Griffin to the National Labor Relations Board because “they continued to decide cases after the federal appellate court unanimously decided they were unconstitutionally appointed.”