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Unions v. Trump: How a Court Determines That the President’s Power Infringes on Employees’ Rights

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Unions v. Trump: How a Court Determines That the President’s Power Infringes on Employees’ Rights

The territory between the interpretation of federal law regarding a President’s power versus employees’ Constitutional rights is murky.

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Appeals Court Slaps Down Secret Service For Playing Games in Responding to FOIA Responses

By on September 18, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Appeals Court Slaps Down Secret Service For Playing Games in Responding to FOIA Responses

The appeals court has said “enough” with the tactics followed by Secret Service in failing to follow FOIA requirements.

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Appeals Court Rules MSPB Erred in Handling Coerced Retirement Claim

By on September 12, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Appeals Court Rules MSPB Erred in Handling Coerced Retirement Claim

A Department of Commerce employee has convinced the appeals court that his retirement was involuntary because of a hostile work environment.

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Judge Strikes Down Most of Trump’s Executive Orders Targeting Federal Employee Unions

By on August 25, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Judge Strikes Down Most of Trump’s Executive Orders Targeting Federal Employee Unions

A federal court has dealt a significant blow to President Trump’s executive orders targeting federal employee unions.

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Three Convictions and a Wedding

By on August 15, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Three Convictions and a Wedding

Two former federal officials have received prison sentences for their role in a conspiracy to defraud the government.

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Extension of Defense Department Ban on Transgender Military Service Still On Hold Following Court Decision

By on August 7, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Extension of Defense Department Ban on Transgender Military Service Still On Hold Following Court Decision

The government tried unsuccessfully to convince the district court to throw out a legal challenge to transgender individuals serving in the military.

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Former VA and OPM Employee Convicted of Fraud

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Former VA and OPM Employee Convicted of Fraud

A jury has convicted a former employee who worked for both the VA and OPM of theft and fraud.

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No Base Access, No Job

By on July 30, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
No Base Access, No Job

An Air Force employee whose job required both base access and a security clearance found out the hard way that a previous criminal conviction added up to no job.

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Private-Sector NLRB Weingarten Ruling Could Affect Federal Sector Too

Private-Sector NLRB Weingarten Ruling Could Affect Federal Sector Too

A recent NLRB decision appears to interpret Weingarten more liberally than before and may have implications for federal employees.

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Postal Service Snafu Leads to Multi-Million Pay Day for Artist

By on July 16, 2018 in Court Cases with 0 Comments
Postal Service Snafu Leads to Multi-Million Pay Day for Artist

The Postal Service made a costly mistake when it infringed an artist’s copyright by placing his depiction of the Statue of Liberty on a stamp without his agreement.

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