Justices Voice Skepticism Over Obama's NLRB Recess Picks

Law360, Washington (January 13, 2014, 1:59 PM EST) -- Several U.S. Supreme Court justices suggested during oral arguments Monday in the Noel Canning case that they may be willing to nix President Barack Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, saying it is the Senate's job rather than the president's to determine when it is out of session.

During the 90-minute oral argument session, the justices peppered Solicitor General Donald Verilli and Noel Canning's counsel Noel Francisco with questions regarding the scope of the president's recess appointment power during a day and age when he can...
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