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Details from Each Chamber -
The House worked through their calendar this week. The House met in a Joint Assembly with the Senate on Wednesday to hear Lt. Governor McConnell's address on the State's Aging...more
Last week, 16 Democratic Senators sent a letter on regulation of payroll cards to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) Director Richard Cordray and Department of Labor (“DOL”) Acting Secretary Seth Harris. The letter...more
As anticipated, the United States Supreme Court has granted certiorari in National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning, signaling the next chapter in the challenges that have been raised as to the legitimacy of certain...more
On June 24, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review the D.C. Circuit’s decision in Noel Canning v. NLRB invalidating President Obama’s January 4, 2012 appointment of three NLRB members....more
Last week’s News Flash alerted readers that a second federal appellate court has now invalidated a NLRB recess appointment as incompatible with the meaning of the phrase, “the Recess of the Senate” in the Recess Appointment...more
A second circuit court ruling invalidating one of President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board could provide additional ammunition to anyone inclined to challenge the validity of his choice to...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House is a weekly update that provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House...
...Governor LePage’s second veto of the 126th Legislature was sustained...more
The D.C. Circuit’s January 2013 decision in Noel Canning v. NLRB is the subject of two recently-issued reports by the Congressional Research Service. The decision held that President Obama’s recess appointments of three...more
The D.C. Circuit’s Decision in Noel Canning -
On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) were...more
A recent decision by a three-judge appellate panel of the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (DC Circuit) may hold the key to whether, and to what extent, actions taken by Richard Cordray as the Director...more
On January 25, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit held that appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) made by President Obama in January 2012 during a purported Senate recess were unconstitutional,...more
The word on the street is that tomorrow Richard Cordray will appoint a new Deputy Director to replace Raj Date who has been serving in that capacity since Jan. 6 of 2012....more
In what appears to be the continuation of a showdown among the three branches of federal government, the D. C. Circuit ruled today that President Obama's January 2012 "recess" appointments of three members to the National...more
It’s been the best of times and the worst of times for Richard Cordray this week.
First, President Obama renominated Cordray to be the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s (the Bureau) director on January 24, 2013....more
On Friday, January 25, 2013, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit struck down as unconstitutional President Obama’s 2012 “recess appointments” of three members of the National...more
Executive Summary: A three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has held that President Obama's recess appointment of three members to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) violated the U.S. Constitution. ...more
On May 5, 2009, President Obama announced his nomination of Inez Moore Tenenbaum to chair the Consumer Product Safety Commission and Robert S. Adler to be a commissioner. He also announced his intent to nominate a fifth...more
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