What’s the Hatch Act and why is Special Counsel concerned Conway violated it?

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The Office of Special Counsel surprised the federal community with last week’s recommendation that White House aide Kellyanne Conway get canned. OSC found her to be a serial breaker of the Hatch Act, a venerable law that prohibits politics on the job, whether by appointees or career employees. Attorney Joanna Friedman, a partner at the Federal Practice Group, offered a short refresher on the Hatch Act for Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

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