NGA Analyst's Security Clearance Suit Falls In 4th Circ.

Law360, New York (April 25, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT) -- The Fourth Circuit on Thursday rejected a National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency analyst's challenge to the revocation of his top-secret security clearance following his marriage to a Muslim woman, calling his constitutional claims an attempt to get around courts' unwillingness to review security clearance determinations.

A three-judge panel upheld a lower court's dismissal of a suit brought by Mahmoud Hegab seeking to have his security clearance reinstated, as well as back pay, benefits and attorneys' fees, holding that his “speculative” claims of constitutional violations were restatements of his...
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