Obama Yanks NLRB Pick Sharon Block, Taps Senate Lawyer

By Kurt Orzeck (November 12, 2014, 9:05 PM EST) -- President Barack Obama on Wednesday withdrew Sharon Block's nomination to the National Labor Relations Board and tapped a Senate lawyer for the post after midterm elections passed Senate control to Republicans, who had urged Block to step aside following the U.S. Supreme Court's Noel Canning decision.

The White House announced in a statement that Obama had withdrawn his nomination of Block to replace Nancy Schiffer, whose term expires in mid-December, and would instead nominate Lauren McFerran, who has served as chief labor counsel for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee since 2010.

Block, who Obama renominated this summer after she left...

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