Robert Mac Lean - Full U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board Denies MacLean's Petition For Review and Affirms The TSA's

Full U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board Denies MacLean's Petition For Review and Affirms The TSA's

On July 25, 2011, the full United States Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) in Washington DC denied all of MacLean's Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 defenses and affirmed the TSA's decision to terminate him. The three member panel consisted of President Barack Obama appointees Chairwoman Susan Tsui Grundmann, Vice Chairwoman Anne M. Wagner, and George W. Bush appointee, Mary M. Rose. The panel initially designated their decision as "Sensitive Security Information," but later removed the markings.

"If front-line, non-intelligence government employees cannot disclose wrongdoing to the public that was never classified and then that information can be stamped years later with an unclassified TSA marking, the First Amendment is now meaningless," .

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