Supreme Court Considers Exceptions to Government Employee Immunity

Bill Bransford, partner at Shaw Bransford & Roth P.C., was interviewed on Federal News Radio's Federal Drive show on November 3, 2011. The interview is available here.


The Supreme Court heard arguments this week on whether or not government officials are protected from civil lawsuits — even if their false grand jury testimony leads to an indictment.

The case centers on Georgia accountant Charles Rehberg, who in 2003 blew the whistle on alleged "unethical billing and accounting practices" at Phoebe Putney Hospital in Albany, Ga., according to Rehberg's Supreme Court brief. Rehberg sent anonymous faxes about his discovery to the hospital, community members and his Congressman.

Source: Federal News Radio