A federal air marshal whistleblower won an important Supreme Court victory on January 21 when justices voted 7-2 that his disclosures were covered by the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA) and had not been “specifically prohibited by the law,” as the government claimed.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday January 22, 2015 2:00 pm|
|By: Kevin Gosztola Wednesday September 24, 2014 4:29 pm|
A federal district court judge has dismissed a civil lawsuit brought by former and current employees of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), who spoke out against “serious managerial and medical misconduct” at the Center for Devices and Radiological Health and were subsequently placed under surveillance by FDA officials. The judge determined the employees had failed to exhaust all administrative remedies and the court lacked jurisdiction to rule on their claims against the government.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Monday May 19, 2014 3:03 pm|
The United States Supreme Court has agreed to hear an appeal from the administration of President Barack Obama that will address the issue of whether someone employed by the federal government has a right to go public with their whistleblower claims, such as evidence of misconduct by an agency.
|By: MSPB Watch Saturday May 12, 2012 6:00 pm|
Dissenters’ Digest takes a look back at the week’s stories covering whistleblowers, watchdogs, and government accountability.
|By: Wendell Potter Sunday April 10, 2011 1:59 pm|
The only problem I have with Stephen Martin Kohn’s new book, The Whistleblower’s Handbook, is that it hadn’t been published when I was trying to decide two years ago whether or not to take the risk of speaking out against the health insurance industry.