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5 Big NLRB Cases Up For Review After Noel Canning

Law360, New York (June 26, 2014, 9:00 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Supreme Court's decision Thursday invalidating three of President Barack Obama's recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board throws into question hundreds of board decisions.

Though the high court's majority confirmed the president's power to appoint officials while the Senate is in recess, the justices sided with soda bottler Noel Canning in its case against the NLRB, holding that Obama's January 2012 appointments of Terence Flynn, Richard Griffin and Sharon Block to the labor board were not constitutional because they came while the Senate was holding pro forma sessions every few days.

Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer, who wrote...

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