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February 10, 2015

By Phillip Shaverdian

Agency Rules and Regulations Are Not Laws



Robert MacLean The Supreme Court ruled that disclosures of information prohibited by agency rules or regulations are not “specifically prohibited by law” and therefore do not qualify as an exemption under the Whistleblower Protection Act.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

February 5, 2015

By Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

Air Force General Should be Held Accountable



photograph of Major General James Post The Project On Government Oversight was joined by a group of concerned organizations and individuals in writing Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James to express our concern about Maj. Gen. James Posts' statement and the implications it has on military whis

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

January 21, 2015

By Joe Newman

Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Fired Air Marshal



MacLean, Boven and Devine testify before Congress, September 2014, Photo by Linda Lewis The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 7-2 today that Robert MacLean, a former U.S. Air Marshal, did not break the law when he blew the whistle on the federal government’s plan to reduce security on some long-distance flights.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

January 20, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

Nuclear Lab Whistleblower Case Moves Forward



Los Alamos Lab A whistleblower from the Los Alamos National Laboratory begins mediation with the lab this month in an effort to resolve his claim.

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Topics: Whistleblower Protections

December 4, 2014

By Jessica Murphy

VA Whistleblowers Receive Public Servant of the Year Award



whistleblowers2 The Office of Special Counsel celebrated the role of whistleblowers across the country in honoring three physicians who blew the whistle at VA medical centers, reflecting positive changes at the OSC.

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