Robert MacLean

Congress awaits TSA explanation for whistleblower’s treatment

  The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform wants an explanation from the Transportation Security Agency for its treatment of Robert MacLean, whose disclosure foiled TSA plans to pull air marshals off long distance commercial flights after the 9/11…

Victory! Supreme Court rules in favor of Robert MacLean and whistleblowing

Supporters of whistleblower Robert MacLean rejoiced Wednesday upon learning of his victory at the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court decided, 7-2, that MacLean’s disclosure while a TSA air marshal was “not specifically prohibited by law.”.(Department of Homeland Security v. Robert…

Hearing examines health of federal whistleblowing, finds alarming changes

At a hearing on Capitol Hill last Tuesday, witnesses delivered a combination of good news and dire predictions in testimonies on the state of whistleblowing in the federal government. The hearing, “Examining the Administration’s Treatment of Whistleblowers,” was held September…

Senator Grassley asks Obama to clarify whistleblower protections

Senator Charles Grassley (R-Iowa) has written President Obama to inquire about the impacts of a recent court ruling on the civil service. The ruling in Kaplan v. Conyers and Northover removed from MSPB review the claims of employees deemed to hold…

Appeals court rules in favor of whistleblower Robert MacLean

[Updated 8/30/13] The Federal Circuit for the U.S. Court of Appeals issued a notice today that it has denied the government’s request for a rehearing of a previous ruling in favor of Robert MacLean, a former Transportation Security Agency air…