High Court Will Consider Jurisdiction For MSPB Appeals

Law360, New York (January 17, 2012, 4:09 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Friday agreed to consider what court has jurisdiction over appeals from decisions by the U.S. Merit Systems Protection Board that resolve disputed termination and unlawful discrimination claims without weighing the merits of the discrimination claim.

The high court granted a petition for writ of certiorari that asks it to determine whether the Federal Circuit or district courts should hear appeals from the board's decisions in so-called mixed cases where both adverse employment actions and discrimination allegations come into play in which...
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