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  •  Basis of an employment grievance (8+ / 0-)

    The DOJ is just a walking liability.  That's elementary HR.  Laws were broken by DOJ holding his military service against him.  They could not promote him based on his service, but they are required to hold a job for him.  But DOJ acted illegally - they fired him.

    •  Quick! (3+ / 0-)
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      Someone call the Department of Labor!

      So many impeachable offenses, so little time...

      by Cali Techie on Wed Mar 07, 2007 at 09:01:53 AM PST

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      •  That would be 2 people. (0+ / 0-)

        There is no D.O.L., anymore.  The Rethugs have seen to that.  The very party that these ousted lawyers belong to.
        The only interesting thing about they're case is the possibility of 2 Rethug resignations from the Senate and Congress.  Especially Peter (what is it with Rethugs and names for a male organ?) Domenici.  Smug butthole that he is.  As for the lawyers being fired, hey, it's a cruel world out there.  Gotta pick yourself up and get another job.  I'd point you to an organization to help but the homeless shelters are full.  

        "Certain individuals aren't sticking to the plan." - Warren Zevon

        by rainmanjr on Wed Mar 07, 2007 at 04:23:52 PM PST

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    •  And who is (1+ / 0-)
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      the head , ultimately of the DOJ ?
      Would that be bushboy ?

    •  Well, not so fast. DOJ hosed AUSAs on OT. (1+ / 0-)
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      Merits aside, back in 1999, Assistant U.S. Attorneys filed class action against DOJ for not paying overtime for the long hours associated with their jobs.  HERE.  DC Circuit Court of Appeals tossed the case in 2004 because AUSAs "didn't get the proper written approval before putting in extra hours."  HERE.  Ahhhh, those traps for the unwary.  

      I doubtthat the DC Circuit Court of Appeals would rule for Iglesias against DOJ, although I would like to think so.  Court packing has its advantages.  And the DC Circuit passed the tipping point some time ago.

      "Lawyers, I suppose, were children once." To Kill A Mockingbird

      by DC Scott on Wed Mar 07, 2007 at 02:08:16 PM PST

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      •  Thanks (1+ / 0-)
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        For the interesting perspective.  There are some wrongs that can be proven (albeit to fail procedurally in the end).  

        I just have to wonder if Alberto realizes that he's created several little John Deans.

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