The Emerging Era in Whistleblower Rights
and the Public’s Right to Know

9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Emerging from eight years of unprecedented assertions of unchecked executive power and government secrecy and a judicial rollback of citizens’ free speech rights, Congress has a real opportunity to enact openness reforms and whistleblower protections.  The conference focuses on new and pending laws that empower employees to blow the whistle and make our institutions more open and accountable.  Panel 1 addresses what went wrong with the old whistleblower laws; how public employees’ First Amendment rights have been constrained; and how recently enacted reforms will help remedy these shortcomings.  Panel 2 considers strategies for effecting national security disclosures and legislative reforms to protect national security whistleblowers.  The final panel focuses on how pending laws will advance an openness agenda and occupational free speech.

Sponsored by The Government Accountability Project & American University Washington College of Law

Students, Alumni, Faculty, Staff & General Public – no charge
(registration is required)

CLE Accreditation (4.5 credits) in VA, PA, and NY
other states can be applied to by Washington College of Law upon request
CLE Registration -  $35

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