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Supreme Court To Hear NASA Privacy Case

PASADENA, Calif. - (AP) For the past three years, Robert Nelson has been juggling two lives. He's a senior research scientist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory by day, attempting to determine whether Saturn's giant moon Titan is volcanically active. When he's not exploring the cosmos...

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Arguments In Government Employee Privacy Appeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (Mealey's) Government employee background checks are not only standard practice but are also constitutional, Acting Solicitor General Neal K. Katyal told the U.S. Supreme Court Oct. 5 during oral arguments in an appeal by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration over a...

Supreme Court Grapples With NASA Privacy Questions

WASHINGTON, D.C. - (AP) The Supreme Court seemed unwilling Tuesday to restrict the government's ability to investigate the people who want to work inside its installations in the post-9/11 world, despite concerns that federal officials could go too far when prying into people's private lives...

U.S. High Court Upholds NASA Employee Background Questionnaire

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- (Mealey's) A mandatory questionnaire for National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) employees is not only reasonable in light of the federal government's interests but subject to substantial protections against disclosure, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Jan. 19, reversing...