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Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act

The President recently signed The Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 into law. Friend-of-the-firm Bill Aramony attended the recent bill signing at the White House.  Bill has over 30 years representing employees and veterans, and he has a distinguished history of advocating for veterans.  A number of the Act’s changes are noted below. The bill amends Title 38 U.S.C. to improve the accountability of employees of the Department of Veterans Affairs. For Senior Executive discipline and removal, the bill allows advance notice, the ability to be representedRead More …

Law Office Closed on 3-4 July

The law office will be officially closed July 3rd-4th. Have a happy and safe holiday weekend!

Montana Supreme Court Cites “The Wire”, Notorious B.I.G., and N.W.A.

Justice James Jeremiah Shea of the Supreme Court of Montana briefly overtook U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan in the race to make the coolest references in a published judicial opinion yesterday. (Justice Kagan’s spider-man reference can be found in the Kimble v. Marvel opinion here.) The case was State v. Glass and the issue was whether the defendant’s federal conviction for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine barred “a subsequent state prosecution for possession of dangerous drugs on double jeopardy grounds.” In the case, Mr. Glass was charged by the stateRead More …