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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.
Gary McKinnon has exhausted his last chance to avoid extradition to the U.S. 43, was refused permission to appeal to the Supreme Court, Britain's highest judicial body, as he continued his long battle to avoid being sent to the United States. He was arrested in 2002 after U.S. prosecutors charged him with illegally accessing computers, including systems at the Pentagon and NASA, and causing $700,000 worth of damage. If he is convicted by a U.S. court, McKinnon could face up to 70 years in prison.
The Supreme Court has agreed to referee a dispute between NASA and some of its independent contractors over required security checks, a decision that could affect how the federal government investigates the background of current and future employees.
Weighing privacy vs. security after 9/11, the Supreme Court seems unwilling to stop federal investigations into the private lives of people who want to work at government installations _ even those who don't have security clearances and don't work on secret projects. Attorney Debra Roth explains.
CNN's Brian Todd joined the DorobekINSIDER with the latest allegations against Supreme Court Justice Thomas, this time coming from his ex-girlfriend.
Andrew Cohen, chief legal analyst for CBS News