U.S. Supreme Court Rejects First Filing in Wake of Unconstitutional Obama Appointees
The Supreme Court on Monday rejected the first individual filing related to a recent lower court decision that invalidated President Obama’s three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.
In late January, a D.C. appeals court ruled Mr. Obama had violated the U.S. Constitution when he made appointments to the board will Senate was not in full recess. That ruling sparked speculation that at least some of the companies that received unfavorable rulings from the board would file appeals.
The emergency filing Monday was on behalf of HealthBridge Management, which manages nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities. It was rejected by Associate Justice Ruth Ginsburg, who could have either made the decision herself or have sent it to the entire court for a decision.
The case is related to a labor dispute at some of HealthBridge’s Connecticut facilities. It asks Justice Ginsburg to stay a court order the board received last month requiring the company to rehire 700 employees involved in the dispute.
The circuit court ruling on the labor board is expected to be appealed.