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NWC Joins SCOTUS Amicus Brief with FBI Whistleblowers

Posted in FBI Whistleblowers, Federal Employee Whistleblowers, Government Whistleblowers, Intelligence Community Whistleblowers, News
NWC Joins SCOTUS Amicus Brief with FBI WhistleblowersEarlier today, the National Whistleblower Center (NWC) joined a friend-of-the-court brief filed with the Supreme Court in support of FBI whistleblower John Parkinson’s petition for certiorari, seeking review of the Federal Circuit’s decision denying veterans’ preference-eligible FBI employees the right to raise whistleblowing as an affirmative defense in an appeal to the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB). The amicus brief,… Continue Reading

Agency Leaders Praise Whistleblowers, Express Need for Reforms

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Proposed Grassley Amendment Important for WhistleblowersOn Monday, August 1st, four federal agencies celebrated National Whistleblower Day with an event sponsored by the Senate Whistleblower Protection Caucus. This was the first time any federal agencies have ever recognized Whistleblower Day, although the U.S. Senate has passed a resolution four years in a row proclaiming July 30th as National Whistleblower Day.… Continue Reading

One Case Overturned. How Many More to Come?

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Dr. Frederic Whitehurst took on the FBI because he knew that defendants had been wrongly convicted on the basis of seriously flawed testimony by the FBI crime lab. On Wednesday, the Washington Post reported that the D.C. Superior Court overturned the conviction of a man who wrongly served 28 years in prison for killing a taxi driver. It is amazing… Continue Reading

Washington Times Covers Department of no-Justice

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This week The Washington Times published a lament of Attorney General Eric Holder’s treatment of FBI whistleblowers based on a public complaint from Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa). The article is aptly titled, “Grassley: Whistleblower Cases Stuck ‘in limbo’ Under Holder." In his letter, Senator Grassley declared that, “perpetual delays for resolving FBI whistleblower cases at the Department of Justice,” led… Continue Reading