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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Supreme Court to Hear Republican Senators in Separation of Powers Case -- By Bill McMorris, The Washington Free Beacon

The Supreme Court will allow Senate Republicans to participate in oral arguments in the National Labor Relations Board recess appointment case, a maneuver that several legal experts suggested could tilt the scales against the Obama administration.

When the Supreme Court convenes to hear oral arguments in NLRB v. Noel Canning, a coalition of 45 Senate Republicans will have 15 minutes to make their case. The court’s willingness to grant them the time came as no surprise to several veteran labor attorneys who spoke with the Washington Free Beacon.

“The case is already elevated as the greatest separation of powers case in 100 years, but hearing from actual senators adds to the clash between the Senate and the ‘Constitutional Law Professor’-in-chief regarding who gets to define whether a Senate session is valid,” said Glenn Taubman, a lawyer with the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation.

The case arose in January 2012 when President Barack Obama used his recess power to appoint three lawyers, including Democrats Sharon Block and Richard Griffin, to the NLRB while the Senate was still in session.

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