Supreme Court will take up NLRB recess appointments case

The Supreme Court announced Monday that it will decide whether or not the president can make recess appointments, after President Barack Obama bypassed the confirmation process when he appointed three members to the National Labor Relations Board while the Senate was out of session, The Associated Press reported.

The D.C. Circuit Court ruled in NLRB v. Noel Canning that the president’s appointments were unconstitutional, but the three members have continued to hold their seats on the NLRB.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, which helped bring the case on behalf of Noel Canning Corporation, had pushed for the Supreme Court to take it up.

“The Supreme Court’s decision to review this case is welcome news. We warned last year that by appointing these members to the NLRB in such a controversial fashion, a cloud of uncertainty covered the agency and its work. We fought on behalf of our member in the D.C. Circuit and the Court agreed with us. We are ready to fight for our member before the nation’s highest court,” said Chamber President and CEO Thomas Donohue in a statement.

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