Supreme Court Rules President Obama’s NLRB Recess Appointments Unconstitutional

Client Advisory

June 26, 2014
by John P. Keil

The Supreme Court unanimously ruled (9-0) today in NLRB v. Noel Canning, that President Barack Obama's three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board ("NLRB") in January 2012 were unconstitutional, a decision that will nullify hundreds of NLRB cases decided between January 2012 and August 2013 and limit President Obama's (as well as future presidents') power to unilaterally appoint officials while the Senate is in so-called "pro-forma" sessions.

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