Academic journal article Labor Law Journal

Who's Who in Labor

Academic journal article Labor Law Journal

Who's Who in Labor

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The US Senate confirmed Solicitor General Elena Kagan to serve as Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, voting 6337 in favor of President Obama's pick to replace recently retired Justice John Paul Stevens. The first woman to serve as Dean of Harvard Law School and the nation's first female Solicitor General, Kagan will be the fourth female Supreme Court Justice in history. With no reputation as a jurist to precede her and a body of scholarship focused largely on First Amendment jurisprudence, Kagan presents something of a challenge in discerning what her elevation to the High Court means for labor and employment law. However, in her fourteen months as Solicitor General, Kagan submitted numerous briefs in labor and employment cases pending before the Court.

Mark Gaston Pearce and Brian Hayes were confirmed June 22 by unanimous consent in the Senate as members of the National Labor Relations Board. Both had been nominated by President Barack Obama in July, 2009. The term of Mr. Pearce, who was recess-appointed to the Board by the President and began serving in early April, will expire in August 2013. Mr. Hayes, who currently serves as the Republican Labor Policy Director for the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, will fill a term expiring in December 2012. Previously Mr. Hayes was in private practice for 25 years representing management clients in labor and employment law. …

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