Monday, June 26, 2017
SCOTUS Symposium: Perry v. MSPB
I wrote an analysis for SCOTUSBlog of Friday's opinion in Perry v. Merit Systems Protection Board. My post-argument prediction that Justice Gorsuch would dissent was correct, although I predicted a solo dissent and he got Justice Thomas to come along. I describe the opinion as Gorsuch announcing his presence with authority on statutory interpretation. This is a minor case, but it portends some sharp divisions in the coming years.
As President and Founder of The Coalition For Change, Inc. (C4C), in support of C4C member Anthony Perry, I am pleased that the Supreme Court found the federal workplace case (Anthony Perry v Commerce Department) most noteworthy to have standing in the highest court of the land. Clearly, the Justices of the Supreme Court understood the riveting impact federal workers’ rights have on our nation. Anthony Perry and other civil servants are America’s first line of defense. If America is to ensure its domestic security, then we must ensure that federal workers, who raise violation of laws, are not silenced and have standing in the proper court. The case is beyond minor. It serves as a major victory for civil servants and thereby the American public.
Posted by: Tanya Ward Jordan | Jun 26, 2017 1:10:53 PM