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“Committing the Truth” in the Deep State

  • University of Minnesota Law School (map)

Description: In these polarized times, there is a striking bi-partisan consensus that government whistleblowers ought to be protected. Unsurprisingly, however, that consensus breaks down once we delve into the details of who counts as a whistleblower and what kinds of disclosures merit legal protection. In her talk, Professor Kitrosser considers two particularly controversial types of disclosures: First, those made by civil servants in the course of simply carrying out their jobs – for example, by writing scientific reports or making economic projections – where their stated conclusions conflict with their superiors’ preferences. Second, disclosures to the media that contain information that the executive branch has deemed classified. 

CLE Credits: 1 Standard CLE credit has been requested; Event Code #268810

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