For Obama’s labor policy, no setback is permanent

By Sean Higgins, The Washington Examiner

Less than two weeks after the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that two of his recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional and their decisions therefore void, President Obama renominated one of those appointees, Sharon Block, back to the board.

High Court Rejects NLRB Recess Appointments — Impact Remains To Be Seen

By Jennifer L. Parent, Mondaq.com

The US Supreme Court recently found President Obama lacked the authority to make 3 recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012. It held the appointments invalid because the Senate was not in a “recess” at the time but rather was holding pro forma sessions every three days for weeks in a row. NLRB v. Noel Canning (6/26/2014).

Big Labor’s unruly overreach

By Hector Barreto, The Washington Times

For Big Labor bosses, the hits from the U.S. Supreme Court just keep coming. The court ruled last week that President Obama’s shameless attempt to stack the National Labor Relations Board with his hand-picked union sympathizers was, in fact, unconstitutional.

Will the High Court strike down recess appointments?

By Fred Wszolek, The Hill

This past week during the oral argument in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, a solid majority on the U.S. Supreme Court seemed to agree that President Obama’s recess appointments to the Board in January 2012, while the Senate was in session, were inconsistent with the U.S. Constitution.

Why Noel Canning Happened

By James Sherk, National Review Online

In Monday’s Noel Canning case, the Supreme Court considered whether the president can make recess appointments during Senate sessions. Few observers expect the Supreme Court to answer yes. Pundits have paid much less attention, however, to why he would want to stretch the constitutional limits on his authority: to unionize workers through regulation.