Why judicial branch employees sued over a rule on political activity

The Hatch Act prohibits political activities by federal employees on the job. It only applies to executive branch agencies. So when the head of the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts enacted new rules for that agency’s employees that went even further than the Hatch Act, not everyone was on board. Two employees filed a lawsuit. Federal News Network’s Eric White spoke with one of the attorneys involved. He’s legal director for the D.C. chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union, Art Spitzer.