AFGE sues over shutdown plans

Thursday - 4/7/2011, 9:31am EDT

Bill Bransford, partner, Shaw Bransford & Roth

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More details are emerging as to what a government shutdown would mean for feds, but it wasn't enough for one federal employees union. The American Federation of Government Employees has filed suit against the Obama Administration. AFGE says the Office of Management and Budget did not respond to a March 2nd Freedom of Information Act request, requesting copies of shutdown contingency plans. Bill Bransford, partner at the law firm Shaw, Bransford and Roth, tells Federal News Radio there are many reasons the request could be denied, but ignoring it is bad.