Background checks move to the forefront

Thursday - 1/27/2011, 9:41am EST

Debra Roth, partner, Shaw Bransford & Roth

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The Supreme Court says government background checks asking potential employees and contractors for personal information do not violate privacy. The decision settles a suit brought by scientists working under contract with NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Debra Roth, partner at the law firm, Shaw, Bransford and Roth. tells Federal News Radio she saw this coming.