U.S. Chamber's Donohue Comments on SCOTUS' Noel Canning Decision

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 10:15am

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today praised the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in NLRB v. Noel Canning. The Chamber helped to bring this case for its client and member, Noel Canning, challenging the president’s unconstitutional recess appointments to the NLRB.

“Today’s decision is a victory for the rule of law,” said Thomas J. Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber.  “The President’s unprecedented recess appointments left the NLRB in a legal limbo, causing major uncertainty for both employers and employees alike. The Chamber was pleased to support its member, Noel Canning, in this case and believes the Court made the right decision.”

In January 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit invalidated an NLRB decision against Noel Canning, holding that the Board lacked a quorum because three “recess” appointments to the Board were unconstitutional.  The Board issued hundreds of decisions after those appointments were made in January 2012, including over 300 after the D.C. Circuit’s decision in Noel Canning v. NLRB

The case is NLRB v. Noel Canning.  

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