Tag Archive for appeal

Child health whistleblower Vikki Mata appeals for donations

Oregon whistleblower Vikki Mata is requesting donations to cover the cost ($6,000) of court transcripts. She must order the transcripts by February 6 in order to appeal a ruling in her case that barred favorable expert testimony.

Intelligence officials leak surprise decision in whistleblower case

The Project on Government Oversight reports that a three-person panel authorized by Obama’s Presidential Policy Directive 19 concluded last May that the National Security Agency’s inspector general retaliated against a whistleblower. Based on that information, Director Michael Rogers sent IG…

Ninth Circuit revives case of whistleblowing detective who refused to follow orders

[Updated 8/25] An eleven-judge panel at the US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit ruled unanimously Wednesday to revive the previously dismissed case of Angelo Dahlia, a detective in the Burbank Police Department. [See: Dahlia v. Rodriguez (2013).]  Dahlia “was placed on…

Decision in Kaplan v. Conyers will have “profound” impact on federal government

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit released today its decision in the case of Kaplan v. Conyers (Case 11-3207).* As many feared, the court broadened executive power and discretion at the expense of civil service protections and due process…

Justice Department decides to have another go at Robert MacLean

[Updated 8/30/13] The Department of Homeland Security’s attorneys filed an appeal late Wednesday of a unanimous panel of three U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit judges in the case of whistleblower Robert MacLean, formerly an air marshal with the Transportation Security…