New Process Steel v. National Labor Relations Board
|Docket No.||Op. Below||Argument||Opinion||Vote||Author||Term|
Mar 23, 2010
|Jun 17, 2010||5-4||Stevens||OT 2009|
Holding: Because of gridlock over presidential confirmations, the National Labor Relations Board only operated with two of its five seats filled. The Court held that it was illegal for NLRB to rule on cases with only two sitting members.
Judgment: Reversed and Remanded, 5-4, in an opinion by Justice John Paul Stevens on June 17, 2010. Justice Kennedy dissented, joined by Justices Ginsburg, Breyer, and Sotomayor.
- Panel of two is not sufficient for NLRB authority
- Fall-out from today's decision in New Process Steel
- New question in NLRB case
- Discussion of vacancy requirements attracts Court's interest
- Identifying quorum requirements for the National Labor Relations Board
Briefs and Documents
- Brief for Petitioner New Process Steel, LP
- Brief for Respondent National Labor Relations Board
- Reply Brief for Petitioner New Process Steel, L.P.
- Supplemental Letter Brief for the Petitioner
- Supplemental Letter Brief for the Respondent
- Brief for the Michigan Regional Council of Carpenters in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States of America in Support of Petitioner
- Brief for the the American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations in Support of Respondent
Order Requesting New Briefs
Order (April 16, 2010)