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Court Mostly Sides With Unions on Schedule in Fed Workforce Case

Oct. 19, 2018, 5:52 PM

The Trump administration wanted a quick decision on its appeal of a ruling striking down portions of three executive orders affecting federal workers. It didn’t get that from the appeals court hearing the case.

Judges Judith Rogers, Sri Srinivasan, and Robert Wilkins of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Oct. 18 mostly denied the administration’s motion to expedite its appeal. However, the panel told the 17 unions contesting the executive orders that they need to explain by Oct. 26 why they shouldn’t file a joint brief in the case, as the administration has requested.

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