US Asks High Court To Keep Background Checks Broad

Law360, New York (October 5, 2010, 5:54 PM EDT) -- The federal government urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to reverse an injunction barring NASA from asking open-ended and drug-related questions on employee background checks, saying the procedures don't violate the right to informational privacy because legislative safeguards protect the information.

Acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal said the government should have broad leeway in conducting background checks, fending off arguments from the opposition that too much authority gives the government unnecessary access to every fiber of an employee's personal life.

The case, National Aeronautics and...
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