Seventh Circuit Sidesteps Challenge to NLRB Recess Appointment

Today, in Richards v. NLRB, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit declined to consider whether President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were constitutional. As Judge Williams explained for the court, the petitioners lacked standing to challenge the NLRB’s actions, as the complained-of policy had already been overturned. Other cases in which the constitutionality of the NLRB appointments is being challenged remain pending in other circuits. (Hat tip: Josh Gerstein, Politico)

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