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NLRB vs. Boeing: President Smolla writes about what the law has to say about dispute

Rod Smolla

Much has been written and said about the National Labor Relations Board’s complaint against Boeing, arising from Boeing’s decision to build its second 787 Dreamliner plant in North Charleston instead of the Pacific Northwest. But what is the actual law governing this dispute? Furman president Rod Smolla, a nationally recognized legal scholar, weighs in on the complaint.

His piece ran in the Charleston (S.C.) Regional Business Journal.

Smolla is one of America’s foremost experts on issues relating to freedom of speech, academic freedom and freedom of the press.  A native of the Chicago area, he is a 1975 graduate of Yale University and graduated first in his class from Duke University Law School in 1978.

Prior to coming to Furman, Smolla served three years as Dean and Roy L. Steinheimer Professor of Law at Washington and Lee School of Law.  He has also been Dean and Allen Professor at the University of Richmond School of Law as well as Director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law at the College of William & Mary.

Read “Analysis: Legal scholar deconstructs Boeing case”

Last updated December 5, 2011
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