High Court Weighs Challenge To NLRB Authority

Law360, New York (March 24, 2010, 11:58 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court appeared split during oral arguments over the authority of the National Labor Relations Board to issue rulings with only two sitting members, in a case that could spur Congress to end the stalemate and fill the vacancies of the bare-bones board.

The justices grilled attorneys for the NLRB and challenger New Process Steel LP on Tuesday, questioning both the legitimacy of the board to adjudicate labor disputes and the prudence of a ruling that would “work havoc” on the agency's ability to...
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