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Supreme Court expands whistleblower protection, Westlaw Journal

Posted Feb 25, 2015

By Jeffrey S. Ettenger, Esq.
(February 25, 2015)

The U.S. Supreme Court, in a split decision, has affirmed the decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit holding that plaintiff Robert J. MacLean is entitled to whistleblower protection pursuant to the Whistleblower Act, 5 U.S.C. § 2302(b)(8)(A). Dep’t of Homeland Sec. v. MacLean, 135 S. Ct.913 (2015).

The decision expands whistleblower protections for federal workers by limiting prohibition to the disclosure of information to those addressed via statute and …

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