Secret Service Slammed With Sanctions In Race Case

Law360, New York (December 18, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal magistrate judge overseeing a putative class action brought by black U.S. Secret Service agents over alleged racial discrimination has sanctioned the government for the fourth time since the case was filed in 2000, drastically curtailing the agency's ability to mount a defense.

Magistrate Judge Deborah Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued a 51-page memorandum opinion on Wednesday, granting the plaintiffs' bid for sanctions and writing that the Secret Service had “made a mockery” of Rule 34 of the...
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