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The Service to America Medals honor federal employees who go above and beyond their job descriptions to serve the public. For the next few months, Federal News Radio will speak to the finalists. When the Justice Department has a big case before the Supreme Court there's one man it turns to over and over again. Ed Kneedler has argued 125 cases before the high court, a record among today's lawyers. He's defended the government's positions on the Affordable Care Act, on a controversial Arizona immigration law and even in the Elian Gonzalez case during the Clinton Administration. Deputy Solicitor General Ed Kneedler joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss his Sammies nomination.
The Supreme Court says smart phones are protected from police searches without a warrant because it's following the guidance of a federal agency. The Court turned to the National Institute of Standards and Technology to learn more about mobile technology. Supreme Court Justice John Roberts cites the NIST Guidelines on Mobile Device Forensics three times in the court's opinion. The Court learned police can just turn off a cellphone while it obtains a warrant to stop someone from destroying its records.
The Supreme Court has ruled to curb the President's power to make recess appoints. Basically, the court says the Senate has to really be in recess. And even if it's only keeping the lights on for light business and blocking appointments, that means it is open. John Elwood is a partner at the law firm Vinson & Elkins. As a former Justice assistant solicitor general and White House Counsel, he's argued seven cases before the Supreme Court. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss what the ruling means for future appointees.
On this week's Capital Impact show, Bloomberg Government analysts discuss how the debt limit and furloughs are affecting the economy, and how a case being reviewed by the Supreme Court, could impact future elections.
October 10, 2013
Tags: acquisition , Treasury Department , debt ceiling , debt limit , furloughs , government shutdown , Federal Election Commission , PACS , Allen Scott , Nela Richardson , Peter Brusoe , Capital Impact , Bloomberg Government
The Supreme Court says a Virginia law can't override a federal employee's decision to make his ex-wife, not his wife, his beneficiary in a federal insurance program.
The Supreme Court ruled Monday that federal employees can appeal decisions of the Merit Systems Protection Board stemming from discrimination-related complaints in federal district court. The ruling follows earlier lower court decisions that required employee appeals to go solely through the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. The justices' decision applies to federal employees filing "mixed cases" — complaints involving both allegations of wrongful termination and job discrimination — under the Civil Service Reform Act.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in October ordered Congress to pay six federal judges years of back pay.
Bill Bransford, a partner at Shaw, Bransford and Roth, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to provide a brief recap of a case involving a government investigator who lied to a grand jury and what it means for federal employees.