Honors Applicant Sues DOJ For Biased Screening

Law360, New York (July 2, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- An unsuccessful applicant to the U.S. Department of Justice's honors program has filed a class action alleging that department officials violated applicants' rights by using politicized criteria to screen candidates for the department's highly competitive honors and summer intern programs.

Sean M. Gerlich's suit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday, alleges the Justice Department politicized the selection process, mishandled applications and failed to maintain records for its special programs, in violation of the Privacy Act, the Civil Service Reform...
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