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The $200 million free state tax refund

A quarter-million-plus feds live or work in Maryland. So, given the U.S. Supreme Court's recent finding that counties in The Free State have been double-taxing some residents, will federal workers score big time? Senior Correspondent Mike Causey turns to a tax expert.

Tags: Mike Causey , Maryland , double taxation

Thursday - 05/21/2015, 03:00am EDT

Supreme Court decision helps clarify whistleblower protections

The Supreme Court upheld an appeals court's decision that Robert MacLean is eligible for whistleblower protection. The TSA fired the former air marshal for leaking information to the media.

Tags: Robert MacLean , John Roberts , whistleblower , Tom Devine , TSA , DHS , Matthew Tully , Tully Rinckey , Oversight , Whistleblower Protection Enhancement Act , Michael OConnell

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 03:17pm EST
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Mathew Tully, Founding Partner, Tully Rinckey

The Supreme Court makes a decision today on a whistleblowing case at the Homeland Security Department. DHS fired an air marshal for blowing the whistle on the Transportation Security Administration after it canceled overnight missions during a hijacking alert. Mathew Tully is a founding partner at the law firm Tully Rinckey. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained the details of the case.

Tags: Matthew Tully , Tully Rinckey , whistleblower , air marshal , TSA , In Depth

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 04:25pm EST
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Supreme Court rules in favor of fired whistleblower

The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that a former air marshal who was fired after leaking plans to the media about security cutbacks can seek whistleblower protection.

Tags: whistleblower , Oversight , Robert MacLean , air marshal , TSA , DHS

Wednesday - 01/21/2015, 01:30pm EST

Mathew Tully, Founding Partner, Tully Rinckey PLLC

The Supreme Court is set to hear the case of a former Federal Air Marshal turned whistleblower on Nov. 4. Robert MacLean was fired after he told the media about the Transportation Security Administration's decision to use fewer air marshals on long distance flights. This is the first case the Supreme Court will hear that directly involves a federal whistleblower. Matt Tully, founding partner of the law firm Tully Rinckey, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Mathew Tully , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , whistleblower , air marshal , Robert MacLean , TSA , Tully Rinckey

Monday - 10/20/2014, 11:18am EDT
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Ed Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General, Justice Department

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.

Tags: Sammies Awards , Ed Kneedler , Service to America Medals ,

Monday - 08/04/2014, 01:09am EDT
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Supreme Court rules on smart phone protection in police searches

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.

Tags: John Roberts , smart phones , warrants , GDIT Cyber Reports , GDIT Enterprise Center

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 04:30pm EDT

John Elwood, Partner, Vinson & Elkins LLP

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.

Tags: John Elwood , Federal Drive , Tom Temin ,

Friday - 06/27/2014, 10:45am EDT
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Furloughs, debt ceiling and lobbying

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

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 06:01pm EDT
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