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U.S. High Court Issues Split Ruling On Jurisdiction Of Federal Employees’ Suit

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Civil Service Reform Act (CSRA) precludes district court jurisdiction over claims by federal employees seeking to declare acts of Congress unconstitutional, a split U.S. Supreme Court ruled this morning ( Michael B. Elgin, et al. v. Department of the Treasury, et al. , No....

Federal Employees May Be Immune from Defamation Claims

I previously reported on the Stafford County case of Suzanne Brown v. Katherine Schoeneman in which Brown, an FBI agent, brought a defamation action against Schoeneman for allegedly false reports Schoeneman made to superiors accusing Brown of making sexual advances toward her. The Government removed...