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POGO Stands by Fired U.S. Air Marshal Robert MacLean

Robert MacLean

Robert MacLean at the Supreme Court.

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the Department of Homeland Security vs. Robert MacLean, the case involving a U.S. Air Marshal who blew the whistle on cut-backs that would have removed air marshals from high-risk long-distance flights when the government was aware of a looming terrorist hijacking plot.

The Project On Government Oversight is proud to be one of several organizations that has filed an amicus brief in support of Robert MacLean.

We believe MacLean had a constitutional right to warn the public about the substantial and specific danger to air safety. This case not only fights to protect whistleblowing, but it also exposes the Department of Homeland Security’s misuse of Controlled Unclassified Information to silence and retaliate against MacLean. He deserves our gratitude for exposing a government decision that jeopardized public safety.

Click here to read POGO’s blog post about the case and to find other briefs supporting MacLean.

For more information about Robert MacLean and his whistleblowing, click here

Image by Pam Rutter.

By: Scott H. Amey, J.D.
General Counsel, POGO

Scott Amey Scott Amey is General Counsel for the Project On Government Oversight. Some of Scott's investigations center on contract oversight, human trafficking, the revolving door, and ethics issues.

Topics: Whistleblower Protections

Authors: Scott H. Amey, J.D.

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