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Senate Expands Whistleblower Protections

Law360 (December 13, 2010, 3:46 PM EST) -- The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that expands protections for federal whistleblowers, as well as which courts can hear appeals of cases brought under the Whistleblower Protection Act.

During a five-year trial period, all federal appeals courts — not just the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Federal Circuit — will be able to review cases brought by whistleblowers, according to the bill approved by the Senate on Friday.

The Federal Circuit has only found in favor of the whistleblower in three of 213 cases...
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