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Daily Commercial News: Legal Notes: Whistleblowing — Publicity Risks for Companies Versus Legal Risks for Employees

Note: this article, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. Legal Notes: Whistleblowing — Publicity Risks for Companies Versus Legal Risks for Employees Whistleblowing is generally defined as “the disclosure by organization members (former and current) of the illegal, immoral and illegitimate practices under the control of [...]

June 30th, 2020|Categories: In The News, International, Whistleblower Rights|

TS Radio Network: Guests Tom Devine & Mathew Fogg….the Justice in Policing Act

Note: this podcast, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, can be found and was originally published here. Guests Tom Devine & Mathew Fogg....the Justice in Policing Act Join us as Atty: Tom Devine and Dr. Mathew Fogg Ret. Chief Inspector U.S. Marshal discuss the Jusitce in Policing Act. Justice in [...]

Bloomberg Business Week: TSA Struggles to Balance Virus With Security as Travel Rebounds

Note: this article, featuring our client Jay Brainard, was originally published here. TSA Struggles to Balance Virus With Security as Travel Rebounds Getting screened at the airport by the Transportation Security Administration is not a socially distant experience. Your electronics and shoes go right into a plastic bin that ferried someone else’s [...]

June 29th, 2020|Categories: Aviation Whistleblowing, In The News, TSA|

MSNBC: TSA Whistleblower Says Agency Isn’t Doing Enough to Keep Officers, Passengers Safe

Note: this video, featuring our client Jay Brainard, was originally published and can be found here. TSA Whistleblower Says Agency Isn’t Doing Enough to Keep Officers, Passengers Safe While many worry about coronavirus risks that may come with flying on an airplane, there could be another health concern before passengers [...]

June 26th, 2020|Categories: Aviation Whistleblowing, In The News, Top Tier Outlet, TSA|

CNN: Two Independent Watchdogs Investigating DOJ Leaders in Cannabis Probe, Whistleblower Says

Note: this article, featuring our client John Elias and our David Seide, was originally published here. Two Independent Watchdogs Investigating DOJ Leaders in Cannabis Probe, Whistleblower Says (CNN) Two independent watchdogs are reviewing whether the Justice Department investigated cannabis companies because of political feelings against them, according to a whistleblower and [...]

The Washington Post: Prosecutor to Tell Congress of Pressure From ‘Highest Levels’ of Justice Dept. to Cut Roger Stone ‘a Break’

Note: this article, featuring our client John Elias, was originally published here. Prosecutor to Tell Congress of Pressure From ‘Highest Levels’ of Justice Dept. to Cut Roger Stone ‘a Break’ A federal prosecutor and another Justice Department official plan to tell Congress on Wednesday that Attorney General William P. Barr [...]

New York Times: Roger Stone Sentencing Was Politicized, Ex-Prosecutor Plans to Testify

Note: this article, featuring our client John Elias, was originally published here. Roger Stone Sentencing Was Politicized, Ex-Prosecutor Plans to Testify The prosecutor’s supervisor said that the case was being treated differently because of the defendant’s relationship with the president, according to planned testimony. Senior law enforcement officials intervened to [...]

Huff Post: TSA Worsened Coronavirus Pandemic, Whistleblower Says

Note: this article, featuring our client Jay Brainard and our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. TSA Worsened Coronavirus Pandemic, Whistleblower Says A federal watchdog has ordered an investigation into the Transportation Security Administration’s response to COVID-19. The Transportation Security Administration worsened the coronavirus outbreak by failing to [...]

June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Aviation Whistleblowing, In The News, TSA|

Travel Pulse: Whistleblower Claims TSA Failed to Protect Officers From Coronavirus

Note: this article, featuring our client Jay Brainard, was originally published here. Whistleblower Claims TSA Failed to Protect Officers From Coronavirus A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) official is accusing the government agency of not taking the necessary precautions to protect employees against the coronavirus outbreak. According to The Associated Press, Kansas TSA representative [...]

June 23rd, 2020|Categories: Aviation Whistleblowing, In The News, TSA|

Pleasanton Weekly: Swalwell Introduces Federal Whistleblower Protection Law

Note: this article, featuring our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. Swalwell Introduces Federal Whistleblower Protection Law Federal officials who leak whistleblower's identity would face criminal penalties. A federal bill that would better safeguard the anonymity and security of whistleblowers was introduced by Tri-Valley Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-Livermore) [...]

Safety and Health Magazine: NELP to USDA: Faster Poultry-Processing Line Speeds During COVID-19 Pandemic ‘Irresponsible and Reckless’

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. NELP to USDA: Faster Poultry-Processing Line Speeds During COVID-19 Pandemic ‘Irresponsible and Reckless’ Washington — The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety Inspection Service in April approved 15 poultry processing plants’ requests to increase [...]

June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, Food Integrity, In The News|

AP News: TSA Insider Faults Agency’s Response to Coronavirus

Note: this article, featuring our client Jay Brainard and our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. TSA Insider Faults Agency’s Response to Coronavirus A Transportation Security Administration official charges that the agency helped spread covid-19 by failing to provide enough protective gear for airport screeners who are in [...]

June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, In The News, TSA|

KWWL: Senator Chuck Grassley Proposes Bill to Protect Inspectors General

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Senator Chuck Grassley Proposes Bill to Protect Inspectors General Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley proposed a bi-partisan bill to protect inspectors general. This came after President Donald Trump fired several from their government watchdog positions this year. The bill requires [...]

June 19th, 2020|Categories: Congress: Legislation and Oversight, In The News, Inspectors General|

NPR: Whistleblower: TSA Failed To Protect Staff, Endangered Passengers During Pandemic

Note: this article, featuring our client Jay Brainard, was originally published here. Whistleblower: TSA Failed To Protect Staff, Endangered Passengers During Pandemic The Transportation Security Administration withheld N-95 masks from staff and exhibited "gross mismanagement" in its response to the Coronavirus crisis – leaving employees and travelers vulnerable during the [...]

June 19th, 2020|Categories: Aviation Whistleblowing, Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, In The News, TSA|

The Washington Post: Investigation Ordered Into TSA Response to Coronavirus After Whistleblower Complaint

Note: this article, featuring our client Jay Brainard and our Legal Director Tom Devine, was originally published here. Investigation Ordered Into TSA Response to Coronavirus After Whistleblower Complaint An independent federal watchdog has ordered an investigation into the Transportation Security Administration's response to the coronavirus, after a whistleblower alleged that [...]

June 18th, 2020|Categories: Coronavirus, Coronavirus Pandemic, COVID19, In The News, TSA|

Food & Water Watch: North Carolina ‘Anti-Sunshine’ Law Struck Down as Unconstitutional

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. North Carolina ‘Anti-Sunshine’ Law Struck Down as Unconstitutional Wide-ranging coalition challenges law on first amendment, equal protection, and due process grounds. Late Friday, a federal judge struck down as unconstitutional a North Carolina law [...]

June 18th, 2020|Categories: First Amendment, Food Integrity, Gag lawsuits, In The News|

KTVZ: Wyden Co-Sponsors Bills to Protect COVID-19 Funding Abuse Whistleblowers

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Wyden Co-Sponsors Bills to Protect COVID-19 Funding Abuse Whistleblowers WASHINGTON (KTVZ) -- Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., announced Tuesday he is co-sponsoring legislation that would ensure whistleblower protections for people who expose misuse of government funds intended to combat the COVID-19 [...]

Augusta Free Press: Spanberger, Roy Introduce Bill to Prevent Insider Trading, Strengthen Transparency, Accountability in Congress

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Spanberger, Roy Introduce Bill to Prevent Insider Trading, Strengthen Transparency, Accountability in Congress Reps. Abigail Spanberger (D-Va.) and Chip Roy (R-Texas) today introduced legislation to further prevent insider trading by members of Congress and increase government accountability. The Transparent Representation [...]

June 16th, 2020|Categories: Congress: Legislation and Oversight, In The News|

Food Safety News: North Carolina’s Property Protection Act Violates 1st Amendment

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project and the Food Integrity Campaign, was originally published here. North Carolina’s Property Protection Act Violates 1st Amendment North Carolina’s 5-year-old Property Protection Act, the first state law to use civil action rather than criminal law, to discourage undercover animal welfare investigations, contains unconstitutional [...]

June 16th, 2020|Categories: 1st Amendment, Food Integrity, In The News|

Roll Call: Outside Groups Press Risch to Livestream Foreign Relations Proceedings

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Outside Groups Press Risch to Livestream Foreign Relations Proceedings Republican chairman given an 'F' by the nonpartisan Lugar Center for his panel's oversight efforts. A broad coalition of governance groups and legislative branch experts wrote to the head of [...]

June 12th, 2020|Categories: Congress: Legislation and Oversight, In The News|
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