The Supreme Court's biggest business cases in 2014

Corporations will be keeping a close eye on 1 First Street next year as some of the most significant Constitutional blockbusters spill into the business realm.

National Labor Relations Board v. Noel Canning

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  • To be argued: January 13, 2014

The Supreme Court will decide whether President Barack Obama defied the Constitution in 2012 when he bypassed the Senate and made three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.

What it means for business: Should the court find that the recess appointments were unconstitutional, the NLRB would have made a year's worth of decisions in disputes between companies and unions without the necessary quorum, calling into question every board decision and the rules it imposed for businesses since Jan. 4, 2012.

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