It has become an entrenched trope, a go-to defense, for the Government Accountability Project and its defenders to claim that GAP “can’t help everybody,” or “they helped me for free,” when its performance as an accountability organization comes under questioning. This line of deflection–this conscious blurring of the line between its functions as lawyers and lobbyists–is […]
But it is because bad faith arguments abound in the whistleblower community. It’s time to take the selectively applied, tribalist, vacuous, context-free admonishment Not to Attack Other Whistleblowers and expose it for the speech-chilling, privilege-protectionist, power-play tactic that it is. What does “attack” mean, in this context? Is it to criticize? Is it to hit […]
Click here for the Supreme Court’s 6-3 opinion (Scalia, J.). The significance of this opinion as it applies the the Merit Systems Protection Board can be found here.
Today I appeared before Federal Judge Claude M. Hilton of the Eastern District of Virginia to present a motion for summary judgment in my FOIA lawsuit against the FAA. This is what I argued. The FAA appeared, through the Department of Justice, to present its motion for summary judgment. The judge heard us both and […]
David: Thank you for posing valid questions to all parties. [Link added -Ed.] As you know, I am determined to be fair and clinical in my reporting. I certainly stand by everything I wrote, as it was based on evidence and witness statements. Funny enough, MacLean continues to refer to my articles on the Examiner as […]
Last week, former Special Counsel Scott Bloch was lambasted in the blogosphere for harassing bloggers with vague allegations of defamation when they dared to report the truth about him. Now GAP Legal Director Tom Devine is doing something similar–alleging others have credibility/honesty problems–without backing it with specifics, as would be the decent and honest thing […]
Some courtiers would like you to forget their imperial pretensions. Luckily, others are onto them.
Another instance of GAP propaganda.
Background here. The next step is a hearing before the judge, on May 17. Download the reply brief here.
This is the second time the government has not opposed probation in Scott Bloch’s prosecution. See the docket here.