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GOP senators sue Obama over sham labor board nominees

Paul Bedard....In a double-barrelled blast at President Obama, Senate Republicans today moved to join a lawsuit challenging the White House’s Christmas “recess appointment” of National Labor Relations Board members even though the Senate was technically in session. To handle their case, they hired Miguel Estrada, who in 2002 became the first-ever judicial nominee to be torpedoed by a Democratic filibuster.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said that his side would join a suit brought by Noel Canning, a family-owned business in Washington State that bottles and distributes soft drinks. The company is challenging the NLRB’s determination that it must enter into a collective bargaining agreement with a labor union.

Canning’s suit charges that Obama appointments were not lawful because the Senate had scheduled frequ

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Added: Apr-17-2012 Occurred On: Apr-17-2012
By: marc1921
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Tags: National, Labor, Relations, Board, , , , Mitch, McConnell, , Miguel, Estrada
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, United States (load item map)
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