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Air Traffic Controllers Lose Appeal In FAA Spat

Law360 (July 30, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A union comprising air traffic controllers has suffered a setback in its long-running crusade to stop the Federal Aviation Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation from privatizing about 200 facilities, with an appellate court remanding the case for lack of jurisdiction.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit said Thursday that it lacked appellate jurisdiction to rule on the National Air Traffic Controllers Association's bid to overturn a district court ruling that said the jobs at stake were not “inherently governmental” and therefore...
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