High Court Kills Obama's Recess Appointments

By Ben James (June 26, 2014, 10:14 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that three recess appointments President Barack Obama made to the National Labor Relations Board in January 2012 were unconstitutional, in a blockbuster opinion that will force the NLRB to revisit a slew of rulings involving invalidly appointed board members.

The nation's highest court shot down the NLRB's challenge to a January 2013 decision from the D.C. Circuit, which sided with soda bottler Noel Canning and held that the so-called recess appointments of Terence Flynn, Richard Griffin and Sharon Block to the labor board didn't pass constitutional muster because the Senate was not actually in recess when they were appointed....

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