WASHINGTON — In a case that will decide not only the fate of hundreds of National Labor Relations Board decisions and rules issued over the last 18 months but also help define the constitutional limits of presidential and congressional authority, the U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the president had the power to install three of his nominees to the board without Senate approval.
WASHINGTON – Saying that the ruling unduly restricts presidential authority, the Obama administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a federal appellate court decision invalidating last year’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.
WASHINGTON – The House has passed a bill that would strip the National Labor Relations Board of most of its authority to act until it has three Senate-approved members or the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the constitutionality of the president’s recess appointments to the board.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has nominated three more candidates to the National Labor Relations Board, but House members vowed to move forward on a measure that would shut down the NLRB until it has a quorum of three Senate-approved members or the U.S. Supreme Court rules on the current challenge to Obama’s recess appointments to the board.
WASHINGTON – The National Labor Relations Board will seek direct U.S. Supreme Court review of a U.S. Court of Appeals ruling invalidating the recess appointments of three of the board’s members.
WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama and members of Congress have turned their attention to immigration reform, unveiling their ideas on how to overhaul the federal immigration system for the first time in 27 years.
Lawyers representing employers and immigrants are preparing their clients for the potential effects.
WASHINGTON – In a ruling likely to send ripples through the labor and employment law bar, a federal appellate court has ruled that President Barack Obama’s recess appointments of three members to the National Labor Relations Board last year were unconstitutional.
WASHINGTON – The White House and congressional leaders continue to negotiate to prevent the federal government from falling over the so-called fiscal cliff – the set of automatic budget cuts and tax increases slated to begin on Jan. 2 absent congressional action.
WASHINGTON – After several unsuccessful attempts at passing comprehensive immigration reform in recent years, lawmakers say that new bipartisan talks are underway on a plan they say could make it all the way to the president’s desk.
WASHINGTON – The Department of Justice has declined to bring contempt of Congress charges against Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.