Obama's Recess Appointment Fight Destined For High Court

Law360, New York (January 25, 2013, 7:15 PM EST) -- The D.C. Circuit's Friday ruling that President Barack Obama's January 2012 appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were invalid called a slew of NLRB decisions into question, cast doubt on the labor board's authority to rule going forward and set the stage for a battle at the U.S. Supreme Court, lawyers say.

The decision has potentially enormous implications for the five-seat NLRB, which can't function without at least three members pursuant to the Supreme Court's 2010 ruling in New Process Steel. The board currently has...
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