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“A New Low in the War on Whistleblowers”

Andrew Harman, January 28, 2015

The Sterling conviction is “a new low in the war on whistleblowers.“ – GAP’s Jesselyn Radack talks to Huff Post Live about the implications of the Jeffrey Sterling conviction.

A Bittersweet Two Weeks For Free Speech

Andrew Harman, January 27, 2015

Daily Whistleblower News:

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Department of Homeland Security vs. MacLean was a major victory for free speech. Tom Devine, Legal Director at the Government Accountability Project, noted, “This victory means that the cornerstone of whistleblower rights has survived.”

This piece offers a great in-depth look into the significance of MacLean’s victory.

Government Doing its Best to Undermine Torture Report and Whistleblowers

Andrew Harman, January 26, 2015

Daily Whistleblower News:

The new chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee has requested that administration agencies return all copies of a classified torture report to the committee, which would effectively place the “classified report beyond the reach of the Freedom of Information Act,” and could close the book on a very dark time in America’s history that we should never forget.

Air Marshal Whistleblower Wins 7-2 Supreme Court Victory

Government Accountability Project, January 21, 2015

Today, after an 8 1/2 year legal ordeal, federal air marshal whistleblower and GAP client Robert MacLean won a Supreme Court decision affirming that his disclosures were covered by the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA). MacLean publicly warned in 2003 that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) planned to pull federal air marshals, sworn to protect the public, from commercial aircrafts targeted for an ambitious overseas terrorist attack. The key legal issue was whether the law’s statutory free speech rights can be canceled by agency secrecy regulations.

Badly-Needed SEC Whistleblower Manual Now Available for Free

Tom Devine, January 12, 2015

Whistleblowers, employers, and lawyers for both should celebrate and take advantage of a badly-needed, free resource – The SEC Whistleblower Practice Guide, by David Marshall. Marshall, a partner at the highly-respected employment rights law firm Katz, Marshall and Banks, regularly donates his time teaching continuing legal education courses on whistleblower rights.