- Higher Education Compliance Alliance. The National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) announced the launch of the Higher Education Compliance Alliance - a new online resource devoted to helping the higher education community comply with the evergrowing body of federal law and regulation that affects colleges and universitys.
- National Labor Relations Board. Noel Canning v. National Labor Relations Board. A 47 page decision by U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia holding that the term "recess of the Senate" in the Recess Appointments clause of the U.S. Constitution refers only to intersession recesses of the Senate, and therefore President Obama'a appointiments of three members of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) on January 4, 2012 were invalid from their inception because they were made the day after the Senate began a new session. Unless overruled, the decision means that all decisions made by the NLRB since January 3 were also invalid.