TSA Whistleblower Robert MacLean was recently interviewed by Peter B. Collins, along with MacLean’s attorney, Tom Devine. The entire interview is worth listening but this exchange was particularly poignant (it may not be up yet–this post will be updated when it is). Peter B. Collins, at 31:49: Now Robert, as I mentioned, I’ve talked with […]
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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.
Adam Shinar, S.J.D. candidate and Graduate Program Fellow in Constitutional Law at Harvard Law School, is publishing an article discussing the decline of free speech protections for public employees. Shinar argues that treating government as a business has led to this decline, and that a “public/private divergence” is needed to ensure the democratic societal interest in receiving information […]
Acting ATF Director B. Todd Jones got into some hot water last July after a video was leaked of him possibly threatening the rank-and-file not to go outside the chain of command with disclosures (which would violate their rights under numerous whistleblower laws). Some backtracking later by Jones (as well as his defenders in, oddly […]