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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
May 23 (Bloomberg Law) -- While failed law firms make for notoriously difficult bankrupty cases, Dewey & LeBoeuf's time in bankruptcy court was quicker and easier than other notable law firms. Joe Samet, head of restructuring...more
Prior to the start of the 2013 Florida legislative session, President Gaetz and Speaker Weatherford outlined a joint agenda that included tackling ethics, elections, campaign finance, state pensions and higher education. The...more
On May 2, 2013, the Liberal government in Ontario released its proposed budget. While the NDP has not yet lent the proposed budget support in order to ensure its passage, the Heenan Blaikie Pensions, Benefits and Compensation...more
In This Issue: Legislature Enters Final Stretch; Appropriators Receive Bad News Regarding Revenue Forecast; Tax Reform Proposal Officially Rolled Out; Major Initiatives of the Governor Topic of Debate...
On April 10, 2013, the White House released its Fiscal Year 2014 Budget (the Budget), which includes a number of proposals related to employee benefit plans. Although it is unlikely that all of the proposals will ultimately...more
On April 25, the DOJ and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) filed a petition seeking U.S. Supreme Court review of the D.C. Circuit Court’s January 25, 2013 decision invalidating the appointment of three NLRB members....more
Legislators convened for a three-day work week that ended in early adjournment on Thursday afternoon as lawmakers left Montgomery to beat anticipated severe weather. Day 20 concluded a week that saw progress on several...more
On April 10th, the Department of Labor released its fiscal year 2014 budget request. As reported in a press release describing the budget request, the DOL has asked for $12.1 billion in discretionary funding to support...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
When lawmakers returned on April 2 for the second half of the 2013 Regular Session, the 16th legislative day resulted in one of the longest of the year, with both houses adjourning close to midnight and then putting in long...more
Holding that recess appointments authorized by the Recess Appointments Clause of the U.S. Constitution are limited to “intersession recesses” – “the period between sessions of the Senate when the Senate is by definition not...more
As the push for immigration reform gains momentum on Capitol Hill, more bipartisan immigration measures are being introduced, some of which have a good chance of being incorporated into any sweeping reform package....more
A recent decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit has brought into question the validity of actions taken by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The case in question,...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
In This Issue:
- DOMESTIC POLICY MATTERS -
U.S. Economy. Preliminary figures released this week revealed that the U.S. economy contracted at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter of 2012, marking the...more
In This Issue:
Leading the Past Week; Legislative Branch; Executive Branch; Miscellaneous; and Upcoming Hearings.
Excerpt from Leading the Past Week -
Even though the Senate sent a debt limit extension to the...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
At the end of last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued its decision in Noel Canning v. National Labor Relations Board, holding that President Obama’s recess appointments to the National...more
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia issued an opinion Jan. 25, 2013, that overturns President Barack Obama's recess appointments of three National Labor Relations Board members and opens the door to...more
On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruled that President Obama’s purported “recess appointments” to the NLRB last year are constitutionally invalid....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
Today, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia struck down a National Labor Relations Board ("Board") decision on the basis that the Board issuing the decision could not act lawfully, as it did not...more
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