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Shadowproof: Bills In Congress Would Grant Federal Whistleblowers Access to Courts

Bills In Congress Would Grant Federal Whistleblowers Access to Courts This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.  Legislation introduced in Congress would fill multiple gaps in federal whistleblower protections and finally grant access to courts and jury trials for review of their cases. All private sector whistleblower laws since 2002 have included court [...]

The New Republic: How Mike Pompeo Built a Blood-for-Oil Pipeline

How Mike Pompeo Built a Blood-for-Oil Pipeline This article was written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin and was originally published here.  Donald Trump’s plan in Syria is simple: Commit war crimes. Last October, the president unilaterally withdrew most American troops from their positions in Syria. He was convinced to leave only a few soldiers behind by the defense [...]

2020-08-07T15:18:53-04:00August 7th, 2020|In The News, Investigations|

Stat News: When the treatment is torture: ICE must stop using solitary confinement for Covid-19 quarantine

When the treatment is torture: ICE must stop using solitary confinement for Covid-19 quarantine This article was written by our client Ellen Gallagher. After months of social distancing, many of us are feeling its effects. Experts have delineated the mental and physical health impacts of isolation caused by the pandemic, and those who have experienced home [...]

Government Executive: They Sounded the Alarm, Evacuated Americans and Started Working on a Vaccine

They Sounded the Alarm, Evacuated Americans and Started Working on a Vaccine Behind-the-scenes stars of the federal government’s coronavirus response. This article mentions our Legal Director Tom Devine and client Jay Brainard.  The federal government’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic has been mixed at best. Government officials arguably underestimated the threat, made key missteps [...]

WNYC: Frank Serpico Has Seen This All Before

Frank Serpico Has Seen This All Before This show features Government Accountability Project's Legal Director Tom Devine and originally aired here. In recent months, we've been able to witness police misconduct from anywhere in the nation, via smartphone video captured by civilians and activists on the ground. More often than not, though, the only witnesses to police [...]

HuffPost: Au Pairs Come To The U.S. Seeking Cultural Exchange, But The State Department Often Fails To Protect Them

Au Pairs Come To The U.S. Seeking Cultural Exchange, But The State Department Often Fails To Protect Them This article was written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin and was originally published here. Nathalie Torres del Castillo dreamed of attending medical school in the United States. But before she started applying to schools, Torres del Castillo, [...]

2020-07-31T10:00:28-04:00July 31st, 2020|In The News, Investigations|

AlterNet: Kids remain in ICE custody as federal judge’s deadline for release comes and goes

Kids remain in ICE custody as federal judge’s deadline for release comes and goes Note: this article mentions Government Accountability Project and our Senior Counsel Dana Gold, and was originally published here. A federal judge’s deadline for Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to release children detained with their parents at migrant family jails came and went on Monday. [...]

2020-07-30T09:08:02-04:00July 30th, 2020|COVID19, Family Detention, Immigration, In The News|

Government Executive: Advocacy Groups Press Congress to Support Pandemic Whistleblower Protection Legislation

Note: this article mentions Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.  Advocacy Groups Press Congress to Support Pandemic Whistleblower Protection Legislation On Thursday evening, a group of whistleblower advocacy and government accountability organizations urged Congress to pass legislation that would enhance protections for coronavirus-related whistleblowers. Twenty-seven groups wrote to the House and Senate regarding [...]

New Republic: How Taxpayer Dollars May Have Bought a Kurdish Strongman’s Beverly Hills Mansions

Note: this article, written by our Investigator Zack Kopplin, was originally published here. How Taxpayer Dollars May Have Bought a Kurdish Strongman’s Beverly Hills Mansions A story of Iraqi politics, Pentagon oil contracts, and an ongoing foreign policy disaster Bribing one politician is bad. Bribing all the politicians is worse. The U.S. Department of Justice [...]

2020-07-24T09:25:51-04:00July 24th, 2020|In The News, International, Investigations|

Big Easy Magazine: Louisiana Detention Facility Mistreats Sick Immigrants as COVID-19 Spreads

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and our clients, was originally published here. Louisiana Detention Facility Mistreats Sick Immigrants as COVID-19 Spreads A Richwood, Louisiana, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facility, run by LaSalle Corrections, has seen a rash of Covid-19 cases. LaSalle Corrections is a privately-owned company that has businesses in Texas [...]

2020-07-24T09:01:48-04:00July 24th, 2020|Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Immigration, In The News|
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