HSPD-12 Opponents Get Some Good News (Again)

Ninth Circuit Issues Injunction Against NASA and Jet Propulsion Laboratory's Unconstitutional Requirement of Invasive Background Investigations

"Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals entered an emergency injunction against the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. The Court ruled that NASA could not require Jet Propulsion Laboratory scientists and engineers holding non-sensitive positions to sign waivers of their privacy rights. If the Court had not issued this injunction, thousands of scientists would have had to choose between waiving their privacy rights and keeping their jobs."

NASA JPL Internal Email: Subject: HSPD-12 Temporary Injunction

"Shortly after 4:00 pm today, the Ninth Circuit granted JPL employees a temporary injunction until October 12, 2007 or further order of the court. What this means is that any employee who has not submitted a questionnaire for a non-sensitive position, including the authorization forms for release of information, is not required to do so until October 12, 2007 or further Order of the Ninth Circuit."

Court Ruling, PDF

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