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Inspectors Warn Against USDA’s High-Speed Hog Inspection Program

Government Accountability Project, January 30, 2015

Today, the Government Accountability Project (GAP) is releasing evidence it has gathered from federal meat inspector whistleblowers who currently work at pork processing plants participating in a high-speed inspection pilot program. These whistleblowers voice concerns regarding the program and warn about the potential public health implications if this plan is instituted on a national level.

Snowden Documents Reveal More Global Surveillance Programs

Andrew Harman, January 30, 2015

If you thought warrantless wiretapping by our own intelligence community was bad enough, Reuters reports that documents released by NSA whistleblower and GAP client Edward Snowden show Canada has “its own globe-spanning Internet surveillance” dragnet that covers countries including the United States and United Kingdom.

“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.