LabCorp sues National Labor Relations Board | The Pathology Blawg
The appellate court in the Noel Canning case decided President Obama’s recess appointments of two people to the NLRB were invalid as the appointments did not occur during a constitutionally-recognized Senate recess. The NLRB consists of five members and members must be confirmed by the Senate. At the time of the appointments, there was only one Senate-confirmed member on the NLRB and four vacancies. The NLRB needs at least three members to function.
Past posts indicate that I’m no fan of LabCorp.
When forensic DNA labs – like LabCorp’s Orchid Cellmark in Dallas County, Texas – receive evidence in suspect condition, there should be a thoroughly transparent, completely public reporting process.
Orchid Cellmark received suspiciously unsealed evidence in 2008 in William Dillon’s case from Brevard County, Florida. In 2010, they received sealed evidence from Brevard County, Florida in Gary Bennett’s case that was suspiciously devoid of anything to test.
The two cases were related. Phony dog handler John Preston had testified in both cases, in Gary’s case, one full year after Preston had been discredited in a federal proceeding.
DNA test prices should have fallen drastically due to increased demand and increased automation, and they have in some markets … but they’ve skyrocketed in criminal cases. It’s pretty safe to assume that the more forensic labs LabCorp gets their mitts on, the worse things will get, it’s why I formally battled some acquisitions.
Taxpayers pay for DNA tests through their local and state taxes and through their federal taxes. The Justice Department disburses fortunes to clear up DNA backlogs that somehow never get cleared up.
But our legislators don’t care about the costs and availability of justice. Additional proof is in their failure to “up or down” vote judicial nominees, leaving a scandalous amount of vacancies.
And this National Labor Relations Board isn’t small potatoes, either. It’s going to cost us a freaking fortune.
Starbucks (SBUX), Time Warner (TWX) and LabCorp (LH) are among dozens of companies attempting to block decisions by the National Labor Relations Board following a court ruling in January that found President Barack Obama’s board appointments to be unconstitutional.