NLRB Recess Appointments Ruled Unconstitutional

by Sean Hackbarth

The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals said President Obama couldn’t recess appoint members of the NLRB unless the Senate was in recess:

President Barack Obama violated the Constitution when he bypassed the Senate to fill vacancies on a labor relations panel, a federal appeals court panel ruled Friday.

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit said that Obama did not have the power to make three recess appointments last year to the National Labor Relations Board.

Jay Carney brushed it off, but Senator Lamar Alexander (my former boss) demanded that members of the NLRB resign.

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