Search Results : NASA Nelson

Jan 192011
 January 19, 2011  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Workplace

The Supreme Court has issued its opinion in National Aeronautics and Space Administration v. Nelson, a workplace privacy case involving background checks (previous coverage). Employees had argued that forms used by NASA violated their constitutional right to informational privacy.  The court found for the government, holding that the background  check [Read More…]

Oct 052010
 October 5, 2010  Posted by  Court, Featured News, Surveillance, Workplace

Although L.A. Times reporter David G. Savage thought things didn’t go well for Caltech scientists in the Supreme Court today, Lyle Denniston offers a different perspective on how oral arguments went in the background check privacy case where the government is the employer: Two perceptions emerged with clarity Tuesday from [Read More…]

Jan 192011
 January 19, 2011  Posted by  Court, Workplace

Debra Cassens Weiss discusses today’s Supreme Court opinion in NASA v. Nelson with a focus on the court’s statements about whether there is a constitutional right to information privacy: “We assume, without deciding, that the Constitution protects a privacy right of the sort” mentioned in two 1977 Supreme Court decisions, [Read More…]