Dinsmore’s Mark Carter Explains Court’s NLRB Ruling

January 30, 2013Quotes & Mentions
Legal Newsline
Last week, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals invalidated President Obama’s 2012 appointments of three members of the National Labor Relations Board. And last year, Dinsmore’s Mark Carter testified to a U.S. House committee about the ramifications of just such a court decision.

On Jan. 25, the D.C. Circuit Court granted the petition of Noel Canning against the NLRB on the basis that the Board lacked a sufficient quorum of members when it reached a decision regarding Canning. That was based on the fact that Obama appointed three of the NLRB’s five members without Senate confirmation on Jan. 4, 2012, with recess appointments. But Canning argued that the Senate was in pro forma session, making Obama’s appointments invalid.

Carter was recently interviewed by Legal Newsline detailing the impact of the ruling. Read the full story linked below to learn why Carter feels that if the ruling did come to fruition, “every administrative decision and every administrative rule or regulation implemented by the National Labor Relations Board will be subject to appeal or attack.”