4th Circuit: 3 Labor Board Appointments Were Constitutionally Invalid

4th Circuit: 3 Labor Board Appointments Were Constitutionally Invalid

RICHMOND, Va. - A split Fourth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel on July 17 ruled in two consolidated cases that three appointments to the National Labor Relations Board by President Obama on Jan. 4, 2012, were invalid under the recess appointments clause of U.S. Constitution (National Labor Relations Board v. Enterprise Leasing Company Southeast, LLC, No. 12-1514, Huntington Ingalls Incorporated v. National Labor Relations Board, No. 12-2000, 4th Cir.; 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 14444).

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