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Hermiston Herald (OR): GASP to Appeal Judge's Ruling

Intern, November 14, 2009

By KAREN HUTCHINSON-TALASKI

The attorney for GASP, an environmental group who has filed several legal challenges to the chemical weapons destruction at the Umatilla Chemical Depot, is considering an appeal of Judge Michael Marcus' ruling against the group.

Richard Condit said despite the ruling, not everything went against the environmental group.

GAP Client Robert MacLean has MSPB Trial Today

Dylan Blaylock, November 06, 2009

Today at 11 a.m., the case of GAP client Robert MacLean will be heard before the Merit Systems Protection Board. MacLean was fired for blowing the whistle on actions taken by the Transportation Security Administration to cancel Air Marshal service on cross-country flights during a ‘Code Red’ hijacker alert period. Years after revealing this disclosure, which resulted in the canceling of the unsafe order, MacLean was fired for his part in revealing “sensitive security information” – a pseudo-classification level that was retroactively applied to the information in MacLean’s disclosure.

Weak Prescription for Improved World Bank Governance

Jesselyn Radack, November 06, 2009

This post was written by GAP International Reform Director Beatrice Edwards for herDaily Kos Blog.

IIC's Efforts To Invoke Immunities Denied Again In Vila Case

Bea Edwards, October 21, 2009

On October 5th 2009, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia denied a request filed by the Inter-American Investment Corporation (IIC) for a hearing en banc of its motion to dismiss claims filed by Jorge Vila, a former consultant. Vila filed his claim against the IIC – the private sector lending arm of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) – in October 2006, and since then the Courts have turned back repeated efforts by the IIC to invoke its immunities.

The World Bank Group And Rajaratnam

Jesselyn Radack, October 20, 2009

This post was written by GAP International Reform Director Beatrice Edwards for herDaily Kos Blog.

IRS Amnesty Program for the Super-Rich Inflates Its Numbers

Jesselyn Radack , October 16, 2009

This post was written by GAP Homeland Security Director Jesselyn Radack for her Daily Kos Blog.

U.N. OIOS: Watchdog or Lapdog?

, October 15, 2009

In honor of the 15th anniversary of the United Nations Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS), the UN University hosted a panel today entitled “Watchdog or Lapdog?

Reporter "Shield" Laws: All the News You Never Would've Heard

Jesselyn Radack, October 02, 2009

This post was written by GAP Homeland Security Director Jesselyn Radack for her Daily Kos Blog.

Unlawful Privatization in Sri Lanka - Supreme Court Reverses Itself

Bea Edwards, September 24, 2009

On June 4, 2009, the Supreme Court of Sri Lanka annulled the sale of the Sri Lanka Insurance Company (SLIC) to private interests, causing the ownership of SLIC to revert to the government. As a result of the court case, documents establishing the complicity of auditors from Price Waterhouse Coopers and Ernst and Young in the unethical and illicit transaction came to light. To date, however, neither company has been sanctioned and none of the individuals responsible has been held to account.

Still No Court Oversight on State Secrets

Jesselyn Radack, September 23, 2009

This post was written by GAP Homeland Security Director Jesselyn Radack for her Daily Kos Blog.

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