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Noel Canning

'The Biggest Threat To Presidential Power In Decades'

The New York Times | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — AMID the coverage of the Christie controversy and the latest budget deal, it was easy to miss the news about last week’s oral argumen...

Two Eighteenth Century Feuds That Could Disarm the President in the Fight Against Senate Gridlock

Carl Cecere | Posted 03.15.2014 | Politics
Carl Cecere

A case being argued at the United States Supreme Court next week, NLRB v. Noel Canning, threatens to do away with the chief executive's ability to use recess appointments to deal with senatorial stonewalling.

Dave Jamieson

How Obstructionism Pays For GOP | Dave Jamieson | Posted 07.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican senators who support a lawsuit that could shut down the National Labor Relations Board have received more than $6 million ove...

Imagine a Labor Day Without Labor Law

Larry Cohen | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Democrats will now need to decide which side they are on. We could be the first generation of working Americans since 1935 to not have the protections of the NLRB.

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?

No NLRB, No Voice

Larry Cohen | Posted 06.12.2013 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Today the NLRB has no teeth, but if H.R. 1120 has its way, tomorrow it might not survive. A vote for H.R. 1120 is a vote to send this country to a pre-1935 era, before the National Labor Relations Act.

Dave Jamieson

Obama Makes Major Nominations | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made three nominations to the National Labor Relations Board on Tuesday, hoping to bring some stability to an age...

The President's Agenda Faces Peril in the Courts

Jamin Raskin | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics
Jamin Raskin

The most ardent desire of conservative judges is to defeat progressive legislation and progressive enforcement of the laws, and the recent decision of...

Two More Reasons Why the D.C. Circuit is Wrong, Wrong, Wrong on Recess Appointments

Peter M. Shane | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Peter M. Shane

Congress can work mischief of its own. The Senate can hold up patently qualified nominees interminably. Or a majority of the House of Representatives may disable the Senate from going into "the recess" for no reason other than to preserve the filibustering prerogatives of a Senate minority.