9th Circuit Grounds NASA Worker Background Checks

Law360, New York (January 14, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- An appeals court has reversed a decision by a lower court to deny a group of scientists working for NASA a preliminary injunction in a case challenging government rules regarding background checks.

In a decision Friday, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit said that contrary to what the lower court said, the plaintiffs have raised serious legal and constitutional questions.

In August, 28 senior scientists and engineers at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California filed the suit against NASA,...
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