Federal News Network: Whistleblower protection bill gives feds facing retaliation avenue for relief outside MSPB

Whistleblower protection bill gives feds facing retaliation avenue for relief outside MSPB This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. Whistleblowing federal employees and contractors who face retaliation from their agencies would have a new legal remedy available to them through a bill introduced by members of the House Oversight [...]

Business Insider: ICE said to transfer women out of detention center that became infamous over allegations of forced sterilization

ICE said to transfer women out of detention center that became infamous over allegations of forced sterilization This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. An immigrant detention center in Georgia where dozens of people alleged they were subjected to unnecessary medical procedures without their consent is no longer detaining any [...]

Youth Health Magazine: Medical Malpractice Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against ICE Doctor in GA

Medical Malpractice Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against ICE Doctor in GA This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. More than 40 women are a part of a medical malpractice class action lawsuit against the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Dr. Mahendra Amin, a gynecologist accused of medical abuse, [...]

Open the Government: Let’s Toast to Open Government—It’s Sunshine Week!

Let’s Toast to Open Government—It’s Sunshine Week! This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Let’s start with three facts. When Steven Mnuchin was Trump’s Treasury Secretary, his plane travel cost taxpayers $1 million. The Trump White House sought to bury a government health study on PFAS, a class of toxins found in drinking water. [...]

The Washington Post: Biden’s new VA chief inherits oversight office from Trump viewed as abetting corruption

Biden’s new VA chief inherits oversight office from Trump viewed as abetting corruption This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. As he led the security team that protects senior officials at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Anthony Everett reported what he viewed as an ethical breach and misuse of [...]

The Hill: Marquis Who’s Who presents their inaugural African American Catalysts for Change list

Marquis Who's Who presents their inaugural African American Catalysts for Change list This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Black History Month has presented a specific opportunity to honor the heritage of Black Americans ever since it was first celebrated in 1926, and later when it became an officially recognized [...]

MuckRock: FOIA Roundup: PPP loans to franchisees and how whistleblowers faired under Trump

FOIA Roundup: PPP loans to franchisees and how whistleblowers faired under Trump This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In this week’s roundup, FOIA helps understand which national franchises benefitted the most from the Paycheck Protection Program. Plus transparency on whistleblower claims, a new FOIA portal, and more. Data released through [...]

Whistleblower Network News: Newly Introduced Bill Extends Federal Whistleblower Protections to TSA Employees

Newly Introduced Bill Extends Federal Whistleblower Protections to TSA Employees This article features our client Jay Brainard and was originally published here. On February 5, a group of senior Democrats in the United States House of Representatives reintroduced The Rights for the Transportation Security Administration Workforce Act. The Act would extend the federal workplace rights of Title [...]

Workers World: Immigrant/refugee rights: It’s now or never, Joe

Immigrant/refugee rights: It’s now or never, Joe This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Since the beginning of the most recent war on immigrants — which took shape starting in 2006 with the hypercriminalization of undocumented workers — the U.S. Congress has repeatedly talked of passing legislation labeled “Comprehensive Immigration [...]

The Washington Post: Biden to issue new immigration orders, while signaling cautious approach

Biden to issue new immigration orders, while signaling cautious approach This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. President Biden will announce executive actions Tuesday ordering the review and potential reversal of the Trump administration’s deterrent policies along the Mexico border and the barriers it created in the legal immigration [...]