Rep. John Kline (MN), the ranking Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee, published the following blog post on RedState. While many are concerned with the antics of activists judges, it's important to remember there are plenty of unelected activists causing major problems. Read an excerpt of this piece:
With a looming nomination to the Supreme Court dominating the headlines, much has been written about the dangers of activist judges – those jurists who do not feel bound by a strict reading of the Constitution, but instead are compelled to reshape the letter of the law to fit their desired outcomes.
It turns out activist judges are not the only breed of unelected arbiters attempting to impose their vision of the law from outside the legislative branch. Elsewhere in the federal government lurk various boards and governing bodies that, when commandeered by ideologues, could wreak havoc on the law and long-standing policy.
Consider the National Labor Relations Board, an independent federal agency created by Congress to administer the law that governs relations between unions and employers. The NLRB’s website describes the five-member governing board as a quasi-judicial body that decides labor issues. In other words, the Board is intended to act as an impartial arbiter of labor law, resolving disputes within the confines of the laws passed by Congress.
Enter Craig Becker. A former associate general counsel for the Service Employees International Union, Becker’s paper trail includes a series of writings outlining his views that employers should have virtually no rights in their own workplaces, and his belief that the Board can be used as a tool to undo decades of workplace election policy.