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 October 1, 2010  Court, Workplace

Nora Swanson reports on a case that PogoWasRight.org has been covering since it started in 2007 (archive, recent):

The Supreme Court on Tuesday will hear arguments from NASA contractors who claim the government has violated their privacy with intrusive background checks.

The case involves 28 California Institute of Technology scientists, under contract with NASA at the Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena, Calif. On Thursday, Virginia Keeny, attorney for the JPL scientists, said the case will address the broader question of whether the government can “force employees whose jobs have no effect on national security to reveal private information in order to keep their jobs.” Keeny spoke during a conference call organized by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit dedicated to protecting the integrity and independence of science.

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