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Government Executive: New Attorney General Thanks Employees for Their Public Service, Vows Commitment to ‘Norms’

New Attorney General Thanks Employees for Their Public Service, Vows Commitment to ‘Norms’ This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. The new attorney general on Thursday thanked the Justice Department’s employees for their dedication to public service, as he took over the department that was rife [...]

PJ Media: PETA Defends Pro-Life Journalist From Planned Parenthood’s Anti-Free Speech Lawsuit

PETA Defends Pro-Life Journalist From Planned Parenthood's Anti-Free Speech Lawsuit This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Free speech battles can make strange bedfellows. This month, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) joined with two other animal-rights groups in supporting pro-life undercover journalist David [...]

CNN: Whistleblowers say Trump ally made questionable hire days before resigning from Justice Department

Whistleblowers say Trump ally made questionable hire days before resigning from Justice Department This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Two federal employees are calling for an investigation into the hiring of a senior Justice Department official who had been interviewed by a manager [...]

The New York Times: Two whistle-blowers claim a Justice Department official improperly promoted an employee in the final days of Trump’s term.

Two whistle-blowers claim a Justice Department official improperly promoted an employee in the final days of Trump’s term. This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Two whistle-blowers on Wednesday accused Jeffrey Bossert Clark, a former Justice Department official, of politicizing the hiring process in [...]

Whistleblower News Network: Reintroduced Bipartisan Bill Will Protect Inspectors General

Reintroduced Bipartisan Bill Will Protect Inspectors General This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. On March 4, Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Gary Peters (D-MI) reintroduced the Securing Inspector General Independence Act, which would strengthen the Inspector General Reform Act of 2008. The new Act requires any administration [...]

March 11th, 2021|Categories: In The News, Inspectors General, US Government, Whistleblower Rights|

NPR: Whistleblowers Allege Improper Hiring At Justice Department During Trump’s Last Days

Whistleblowers Allege Improper Hiring At Justice Department During Trump's Last Days This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Two whistleblowers assert that a Justice Department official improperly injected politics into the hiring process during his waning days in the Trump administration, according to a new [...]

NPR: Whistleblowers Allege Improper Hiring At Justice Department During Trump’s Last Days

Whistleblowers Allege Improper Hiring At Justice Department During Trump's Last Days This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Two whistleblowers assert that a Justice Department official improperly injected politics into the hiring process during his waning days in the Trump administration, according to a new [...]

March 10th, 2021|Categories: Department of Justice, In The News|

Government Executive: Global Media Agency Works to Restore Trust and Credibility Post-Trump Era

Global Media Agency Works to Restore Trust and Credibility Post-Trump Era This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. New leadership at the U.S. Agency for Global Media is working to restore trust and credibility after a tumultuous time during the Trump administration. Shortly after getting [...]

Shadowproof: Dissenter Weekly: Report Shows How Whistleblower Protection Laws Often Fail Whistleblowers – Globally

Dissenter Weekly: Report Shows How Whistleblower Protection Laws Often Fail Whistleblowers - Globally This episode features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. In this edition of “Dissenter Weekly,” host and Shadowproof editor Kevin Gosztola highlights an important report from the Government Accountability Project and the International Bar Association [...]

March 8th, 2021|Categories: In The News, International, International Whistleblower Rights|

Above the Law: Biglaw Firm’s Work For The Trump Administration

Biglaw Firm’s Work For The Trump Administration This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Michael Pack was CEO of the U.S. Agency for Global Media an agency that oversees, among others, Voice of America under the Trump Administration. While he was in charge of USAGM, Pack [...]

NPR: Trump Appointee At VOA Parent Paid Law Firm Millions To Investigate His Own Staff

Trump Appointee At VOA Parent Paid Law Firm Millions To Investigate His Own Staff This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and was originally published here. Last summer, an appointee of former President Donald Trump was irate because he could not simply fire top executives who had warned him [...]

March 5th, 2021|Categories: In The News, Top Tier Outlet, VOA Whistleblowers|

Law Society of Ireland Gazette: Remove economic barriers for whistleblowers – IBA

Remove economic barriers for whistleblowers – IBA This article features our Legal Director Tom Devine and was originally published here. The International Bar Association (IBA) has published a report that tracks the records of whistleblower laws in 38 countries, and probes the successes and shortcomings of these laws. Are Whistleblowing Laws Working? [...]

HuffPost Canada: Canada’s Whistleblower Law Ranks Dead Last In International Rankings

Canada's Whistleblower Law Ranks Dead Last In International Rankings This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. OTTAWA — Canada is at the bottom of an international ranking of countries with whistleblower protection, lagging behind Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Botswana. A report released Tuesday by the U.S.-based Government [...]

Salon: Trump’s “sabotage” plan: Watchdog groups want to know who was “burrowed” into career jobs

Trump's “sabotage” plan: Watchdog groups want to know who was “burrowed” into career jobs This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Government watchdog groups are calling on congressional committees to release the names of Trump political appointees who have "burrowed" into career civil service positions over concerns they may [...]

The Intercept: “Dying of Cold”: ICE Detainees Freezing in Southern Prisons

“Dying of Cold”: ICE Detainees Freezing in Southern Prisons This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. IN LOUISIANA AND Texas, immigrants seeking asylum are facing dire conditions in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention centers hit by this week’s extreme cold. At the South Texas Family Residential [...]

Hill Reporter: Watchdogs Propose Plan to Decisively Disqualify Donald Trump From Holding Future Elected Office

Watchdogs Propose Plan to Decisively Disqualify Donald Trump From Holding Future Elected Office This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) received a letter on Thursday signed by fifteen social justice and watchdog groups outlining how the United States Constitution explicitly [...]

February 22nd, 2021|Categories: Government Accountability, In The News, National Security, US Government|

KQED: Trusted Leaders Are Fighting COVID-19 Vaccine Fears in Black and Latino Communities

Trusted Leaders Are Fighting COVID-19 Vaccine Fears in Black and Latino Communities This article features our client Dawn Wooten and was originally published here. Luz María Abonce arrived in San Jose more than 15 years ago. Over time, she’s been to graduations, quinceañeras, workshops and made dozens of friends throughout [...]

February 22nd, 2021|Categories: COVID19, ICE Detention, Immigration, In The News, National Security & Human Rights|

The Hill: US Agency for Global Media reinstates employees dismissed under Trump

US Agency for Global Media reinstates employees dismissed under Trump This article features our Senior Counsel David Seide and client Grant Turner and was originally published here. The agency overseeing Voice of America has reinstated five whistleblowers who were all fired on the same day last year by Trump officials. [...]

February 22nd, 2021|Categories: First Amendment, In The News, Press Freedom, US Government, VOA Whistleblowers|
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