by Alissa Tabirian, CNSnews:
A federal judge struck down one of President Obama’s highly controversial recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).
U.S. District Judge Benjamin Settle ruled in a case involving a Washington State firm charged with unfair labor practices that that “the Board is without power to act because it lacks a properly appointed quorum.”
On August 12, four new NRLB members appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate were sworn-in, but Settles’ August 13th decision invalidates all previous actions taken by Obama’s recess appointees.
In July, Obama was forced to withdrew his 2012 “recess” appointees, Sharon Block and Richard Griffin, because they were named to the NLRB while the Senate was still in session and their appointments were subsequently ruled unconstitutional in federal court.
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