Editor's Note :

Editor's Note :

On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect the Court to issue orders from the October 31 Conference; we do not expect the Justices to issue any decisions on the merits.
Our list of "Petitions to watch for that Conference is here.

New Process Steel v. National Labor Relations Board

Docket No. Op. Below Argument Opinion Vote Author Term
08-1457 7th Cir. 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.

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Briefs and Documents

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Order Requesting New Briefs

Order (April 16, 2010)

Certiorari-stage documents

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