White House Withdraws NLRB Nominee Richard Griffin—Supreme Court Could Still Challenge Obama

AFL-CIO president met with the White House to handpick replacement nominees
Richard Griffin, Sharon Block / NLRB.gov

The White House withdrew the nomination of National Labor Relations Board members Richard Griffin and Sharon Block as part of a deal to avoid the nuclear option in the Senate on Tuesday, but multiple legal experts told the Washington Free Beacon the Supreme Court could still go after President Barack Obama’s abuse of his recess authority.

House Puts a Hold on NLRB

Votes to block rulings handed down until proper confirmation of board members
NLRB board members Mark Gaston Pearce, Sharon Block, and Richard Griffin / nlrb.gov

The House voted today to block the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) from ruling on workplace disputes until the Senate has properly confirmed three board members.

Obama Recess Appointment Ruling Coming Soon

Court could overturn decisions made by board members if appointments found illegitimate
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Labor insiders expect a federal appeals court to rule on a landmark case challenging President Barack Obama’s controversial recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board in the near future.