Obama Courts Controversy With NLRB GC Nominee Griffin
By Abigail Rubenstein
Law360, New York (August 2, 2013, 8:05 PM EDT) -- Any hopes that having five Senate-confirmed members for the first time in a decade would make the National Labor Relations Board less of a lightning rod for political controversy were likely dashed Thursday when the president nominated controversial recess appointee Richard F. Griffin Jr. to serve as the board's top lawyer.
President Barack Obama nominated Griffin to be the NLRB's general counsel on Thursday, withdrawing his original nomination of the current acting general counsel Lafe Solomon. The move came just days after the Senate confirmed all...