Following Friday’s Appeals Court ruling striking down Barack Obama unconstitutional “recess” appointments to the National Labor Relations Board, the New York Times points out that more than 300 NLRB decisions might get tossed into the trash.
The National Labor Relations Board has been thrown into a strange legal limbo — with the possibility that more than 300 of its decisions over the last year could be nullified — as a result of a federal appeals court ruling on Friday that President Obama’s recess appointments to the board were invalid. [Emphasis added.]
The funny thing is, if the NLRB’s decisions over the last year do, in fact, get tossed, Barack Obama, Democrats, and union bosses have no one to blame but themselves.
What’s even more ironic is that this would not be the first time Democrat shenanigans will have caused NLRB decisions to get nullified.
In 2007, with three NLRB members’ terms expired, assuming (rightly) that they would win the 2008 Presidential election, Harry Reid and his fellow Senate Democrats blocked then-President Bush’s recess appointments, causing the remaining two NLRB members issued approximately 600 decisions–unlawfully, as it turned out.
In 2009, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the NLRB must have a quorum of three members to issue a decision.
As a result of Democrat tinkering at the NLRB, those 600 decisions were reheard and re-ruled upon.
Since the Obama administration has vowed to appeal the Friday’s decision, and the NLRB chairman has vowed to ignore the decision entirely, by the time the Supreme Court hears the case, it could be well over 400 cases that get nullified, should the Court find Obama’s appointments unconstitutional as well.
Once again, Democrats and union bosses will have no one to blame but themselves.
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Cross-posted on LaborUnionReport.com