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Junior Varsity Politics: SCOTUS Finalizes NLRB v. Noel Canning

Victor Williams | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

Justice Stephen Breyer warned of the danger when Supreme Court Justices are perceived as "junior-varsity politicians" on May 20, 2014. President Franklin D. Roosevelt -- almost exactly 79 years earlier -- blasted the Court for playing such politics after it repeatedly crushed needed New Deal reform programs.

The Supreme Court Should Stay Out of the Noel Canning Recess Fight

Victor Williams | Posted 03.16.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning was the Supreme Court's first oral argument of 2014. Perhaps the Justices did not have quite long enough of a holiday recess to build up the energy reserves necessary to consider this important and convoluted case.

NLRB Should Rethink Not Reissue Election Reform Rules

Joseph P. Mastrosimone | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Joseph P. Mastrosimone

With the confirmation of President Obama's nominees on August 12, 2013, the theater over appointments may have ended but the drama over the substance of the Board was set to begin again.

Dave Jamieson

Tom Coburn's Office Now Has More Workers Than The Agency Overseeing Workers' Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The federal agency that enforces labor law on companies and unions has been almost entirely shuttered since the government shutdown bega...

Court Rules Obama Move Unconstitutional

AP | LARRY O'DELL | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

RICHMOND, Va. -- A third federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that President Barack Obama's recess appointments of three National Labor Relations Boa...

Give Us Five: A Fully Functioning NLRB Needs All Five Members

Larry Cohen | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics
Larry Cohen

They know that even under the best circumstances, justice is hard to come by. Now, the Senate is making it virtually impossible for workers to gain the justice they deserve. And what does that say about our democracy?

Dave Jamieson

Administration To Petition SCOTUS On Recess Appointment Case

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The National Labor Relations Board, whose recess appointments by President Barack Obama were ruled invalid by a panel of federal judges ...

Dave Jamieson

Biz Lobby 'Licking Its Chops' Over Recess Appointment Debacle

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The appeals court ruling striking down President Barack Obama's recess appointments to the federal labor board is barely a week old, but...

Michael McAuliff

Republicans Try To Defund CFPB, Labor Board Actions

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican senators are moving to target the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as well as the National Labor Relations Board in the w...

The Judicial Attack on Labor

Roy Ulrich | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Roy Ulrich

Just this past week, the National Labor Relations Board was put in legal limbo as a result of a federal appeals court ruling that President Obama's recess appointments to the Board were invalid.

DOJ: Obama Recess Appointments 'Constitutionally Sound'

The Huffington Post | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Justice Department is standing by President Barack Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board despite a decis...

Courts (Should Not) Consider Recess Appointment Challenges: Posner Explains Political Questions

Victor Williams | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics
Victor Williams

Just as would their presidential nominee, the GOP congressional obstructionists badly underestimated the political instinct and constitutional courage of President Barack Obama.

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Republicans Join Legal Challenge Of Obama's Recess Appointments

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans are joining a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of some of President Barack Obama's recess appointments in Ja...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Senators Promise To Join Suit Against Obama Recess Appointments

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of 39 Republican senators signed on to a letter Friday promising to join lawsuits against President Obama's recent recess appoin...