Attorney Debra D’Agostino of the Federal Practice Group joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin for an analysis.
The Federal Vacancies Reform Act — the law that determines who can serve as an acting political appointee, and for how long — has been put through its paces.
Months after filing a complaint about the Interior Department’s practice of filling top political positions with non-career, temporary acting officials, a nonprofit representing federal and state employees says the legal authority of those appointees “remains murky.”
Democracy Forward files a lawsuit over the president’s decision to name his own acting veterans affairs secretary, rather than install the deputy secretary to lead VA on an interim basis.
The question of whether former VA Secretary David Shulkin was fired or resigned matters because of ambiguity in the Federal Vacancies Reform Act of 1998.
GAO report found SSA in violation of Federal Vacancies Reform Act after agency goes 5 years without appointed commissioner, or even a nominee.
An original Congressional sin sets up a brawl over CFPB.
The Supreme Court ruling doesn’t necessarily invalidate all the actions and decisions made by Beth Cobert and other leaders to whom this applies. It does, however, open them up to challenges.
The Supreme Court granted the Justice Department a writ of certiorari, meaning DoJ can argue its case on presidential appointments next year.
The Department of Justice has petitioned the Supreme Court to hear a case that could impact presidential appointments and thousands of federal employees.