High Court Mulls Jurisdiction For MSPB Appeals

Law360, New York (October 2, 2012, 7:22 PM EDT) -- U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday grilled attorneys arguing in a dispute as to what court has jurisdiction over appeals when the Merit Systems Protection Board decides a case containing disputed termination and discrimination allegations without reaching the merits of the discrimination claims.

During oral arguments, the high court justices pressed legal representatives for the U.S. government and a former federal employee, Carolyn M. Kloeckner, to explain whether Congress intended for district courts or the Federal Circuit to have jurisdiction over appeals of certain so-called mixed...
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