Missouri House Republicans are making a third push to limit whistleblower defenses. Legislation sponsored by Rep. Kevin Elmer proposes to “codify the existing common law exceptions to the at-will employment doctrine, and to limit their future expansion by the courts.”
If passed into law, the bill would “provide the exclusive remedy” for whistle blower reprisal, abolishing common law protections that are not incorporated. Employees who witness wrongdoing would be discouraged by such a law from disclosing it.
Sgt. Phil Roberts, a police officer with the Phoenix Police Department, has been fired. Roberts was placed under internal investigation after he wrote memos reporting that high-level city officials misrepresented crimes in order to receive federal grant money.
The story of lawyer Sergei Magnitsky grows increasingly bizarre as Moscow’s Tverskoy Court prepares to conduct an unprecedented posthumous trial of the whistleblower more than three years after his death in 2009.
Now that President Barack Obama has been convincingly reelected, he can do the nation a huge service by quickly ordering his White House legal counsel to review a potential national security threat that could produce a catastrophe on the scale of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
That potentially devastating threat was nakedly exposed last July 28, when three senior citizens armed only with Bibles and bolt-cutters successfully invaded the country’s major storage facility for enriched uranium. (more…)