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Tuesday
Jul012014

ALG - Supreme Court unanimously strikes down all decisions of Obama's fake NLRB recess appointments 

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June 26, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today hailed a unanimous ruling by the Supreme Court overturning the 2012 false recess appointments by President Barack Obama to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) when Congress was not even in recess.

 

The Supreme Court affirmed the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, which had broadly overturned the decisions made by the illegitimate appointments because the "recess" appointments that had provided the Board its quorum were never constitutionally made.

 

"No president can imagine a Congressional recess into existence," Mehrens said. "All of the acts of the unconstitutionally appointed NLRB back to the beginning of 2012 have been struck down. The Court was unanimous in upholding the Circuit Court of Appeals ruling vacating the unconstitutional decisions of the NLRB."

 

According to the Circuit Court's unanimous ruling which the Supreme Court affirmed, "Because none of the three appointments were valid, the Board lacked a quorum and its decision must be vacated," upholding the 2010 New Process Steel 2010 case.

 

"This is a great victory for constitutional government and reaffirms the advice and consent process. Never again will a president be able to just say Congress is in recess whenever he wants. This outcome was predictable," Mehrens concluded.

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/supreme-court-unanimously-strikes-down-all-decisions-of-obamas-fake-nlrb-recess-appointments/

 

Attachments:

 

"Obama's Extraconstitutional NLRB Appointments," By Rick Manning, Vice President of Public Policy and Communications, Americans for Limited Government, Jan. 9, 2012 at http://netrightdaily.com/2012/01/obamas-extraconstitutional-nlrb-appointments/

 

"NLRB 'recess' appointments an egregious power grab," By Robert Romano, Senior Editor, Americans for Limited Government, Jan. 6, 2012 at http://netrightdaily.com/2012/01/nlrb-recess-appointments-an-egregious-power-grab/

 

ALG Urges Passage of Bill Repealing NLRB Adjudicatory Powers in Light of Unconstitutional Appointments, Jan. 5, 2012 at http://getliberty.org/alg-urges-passage-of-bill-repealing-nlrb-adjudicatory-powers-in-light-of-unconstitutional-appointments/

 

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at 202-744-4427 or at media@limitgov.org to arrange an interview with ALG experts including ALG President Nathan Mehrens.

 

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Monday
Jun302014

ALG's Daily Grind - Supreme Court delivers blow to Obama on NLRB appointments, now Congress must act 

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June 27, 2014

Permission to republish original opeds granted. 

Supreme Court delivers blow to Obama on NLRB appointments, now Congress must act
If the Supreme Court had decided the case differently, the consequences for our system of limited government would have been disastrous, sending a message that we allow presidents to bypass the Senate and unilaterally install appointees, including federal judges, any time the president deems the Senate "unavailable," such as over lunch.

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Friday
Jun272014

ALG - Expert comment available on NLRB court decision 

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June 26, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Rep. Austin Scott (R-Ga.) and Americans for Limited President Nathan Mehrens today in a joint oped published at FoxNews.com praised the outcome of a unanimous ruling by the Supreme Court overturning the 2012 false recess appointments by President Barack Obama to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) when Congress was not even in recess.

 

"With the question of when a recess occurs now settled, the NLRB will be forced to reevaluate decisions it made during the period for which it had no legal quorum. As a result, the Board will likely have less time over the next couple years to interfere in the workings of our economy, and this is a good thing," wrote Scott and Mehrens in the oped.

 

The two called on Congress to act on legislation, The Protecting American Jobs Act, that would "move the adjudicatory functions of the NLRB to the U.S. courts and take away the Board's power to prosecute unfair labor practices."

 

As Scott and Mehrens explained, "The NLRB's actions have been problematic for America's job creators for too long. The Board, under the National Labor Relations Act, has the power to adjudicate 'unfair labor practices,' acting as a type of judiciary for handling issues between employers and labor unions."

 

These quasi-judicial proceedings, the oped argues, allow the Board to facilitate the organization of labor unions at the expense of private employers, with the overreaching powers to act as prosecutor, judge, and jury against those companies.

 

To view online: http://getliberty.org/expert-comment-available-on-nlrb-court-decision/

 

 

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

 

Thursday
Mar272014

ALG urges passage of JOBS Act 

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March 26, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging passage of the JOBS Act being introduced in the House of Representatives:

"Americans for Limited Government strongly urges passage of the Republican Study Committee's JOBS Act.  The JOBS Act is comprehensive legislation that unleashes private job creators through overturning the Obama Administration's regulatory assault on the American workforce.

"The JOBS Act stifles Obama's War on Coal creating a low cost energy future that is needed to build a robust U.S. manufacturing sector which isn't dependent upon government subsidies for success.  The Act also strips away the rogue National Labor Relation's Boards capacity to serve as prosecutor, judge and jury on employment law cases, a power that has created profound workforce uncertainty for employers who seek to follow the law.  The House of Representatives should pass the JOBS Act without delay."

To view online: http://getliberty.org/alg-urges-passage-of-jobs-act/

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Americans for Limited Government is a non-partisan, nationwide network committed to advancing free market reforms, private property rights and core American liberties. For more information on ALG please visit our website at www.GetLiberty.org.

Wednesday
Jan222014

ALG's Daily Grind - Walmart, Big Labor and the NLRB: Time for a change 

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Jan. 21, 2014

Walmart, Big Labor and the NLRB: Time for a change
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