Friday, June 03, 2011

NLRB Doesn't Stop With Boeing; Obama's Boyzzz Must Be Stopped

The NLRB, now chock-full of Marxists/Statists, proposes to tell Boeing how to run its business, and proposes to judge the 'Catholicity' of Catholic colleges, too, despite a court order prohibiting such. So NLRB joins FCC in the "Screw you, courts, we'll do what we damn well please!" Obama-lawless bunch.

Last week a NLRB director ruled that St. Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois, “is not a church-operated institution” and therefore subject to federal labor law. It follows a January ruling that another Catholic institution, Manhattan College, is also not sufficiently religious to claim exemption from federal law.

The Manhattan and St. Xavier announcements are only the latest developments in a decades-long struggle between Catholic colleges and the NLRB. In 1979 U.S. Supreme Court ruled in NLRB v. The Catholic Bishop of Chicago, et al. that the NLRB had violated the First Amendment by asserting jurisdiction over Catholic parochial schools, because that could interfere with religious decisions about curriculum and personnel. Although Catholic colleges have made similar arguments, the NLRB has insisted on an intrusive “substantial religious character” test to determine jurisdiction over colleges—thereby engaging in the very sort of subjective analysis of colleges’ religious criteria that the Supreme Court sought to avoid.

The D.C. Circuit Court—following criteria developed by now-Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer—has since instructed the NLRB in 2002 and 2008 to cease using its “substantial religious character” test. Those instructions have thus far been ignored by the NLRB.

It is not surprising in the least that NLRB flouts the judiciary; the FCC does exactly the same under Genachowski while pursuing "net neutrality" (as defined by Soros and his Marxist allies Nichols & Co.)--ignoring a Second Circuit ruling that FCC has no authority to do so.

The only question: how long will Congress and the public stand for this shit?

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