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January 22, 2015

By Neil Gordon

Supreme Court Strikes Out KBR



Umpire Strike Out The U.S. Supreme Court rejected appeals by KBR and Halliburton to dismiss three lawsuits accusing them of harming service members and civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Topics: Contract Oversight

January 22, 2015

By Lydia Dennett

New Article Advocates for Consolidating Nuclear Complex



Los Alamos Lab A new article in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists advocates for consolidating the nuclear weapons complex.

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Topics: National Security

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 Elizabeth "Liz" Hempowicz

POGO to FDA on Conflicts of Interest: Disclose Them!



Drug and FDA Issues POGO once again reaches out to the FDA to ask the agency to make public any potential financial conflicts of interests of its advisers.

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Topics: Public Health and Science

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

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