Cancelled: Recess Appointments and NLRB v. Noel Canning

The Iowa Lawyers Chapter
Start : Thursday, February 20, 2014 05:00 PM
End : Thursday, February 20, 2014 06:00 PM

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  • John S. Baker, Jr., Visiting Professor, Georgetown University Law Center and Professor Emeritus, LSU Law School
  • Mark Kende, Professor of Law and Director of the Drake Constitutional Law Center, Drake University Law School
  • Moderated by: Justice Edward Mansfield, Iowa Supreme Court

Last month the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Noel Canning v. NLRB, which considers the validity of President Obama's appointments to the National Labor Relations Board that occurred during an intra-session recess of less than three days. The D.C. Circuit concluded that these appointments were unconstitutional, casting into doubt many previous recess appointments. Noel Canning presents a constitutional question of first impression with substantial implications for the separation of powers and the balance of power between the Senate and the President. Come and hear a vigorous discussion with two noted constitutional scholars, Professor John Baker, Jr. and Professor Mark Kende, about what promises to be perhaps one of the most significant cases of this Supreme Court Term.

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Due to inclement weather, this event has been cancelled.

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This event has been approved for 1 hour of CLE credit.