• The Impact of Noel Canning on Richard Cordray’s Directorship of the CFPB and on CFPB
  • January 30, 2013
  • Law Firm: Alston Bird LLP - Atlanta Office
  • On Friday, January 25, 2013, the D.C. Circuit ruled on the highly anticipated case of Noel Canning v. NLRB, in which the legality of President Barack Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) was challenged. The appellate court invalidated the recess appointments to the NLRB, ruling that allowing the President to make such appointments as a way around Senate opposition “would wholly defeat the purpose of the Framers in the careful separation of powers structure” they created.