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Judge Tosses Former Health Official’s Suit to Keep Advisory Post

Jan. 19, 2022, 11:31 PM

A federal district court Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit the former Health and Human Services civil rights director brought against President Joe Biden after he was asked to resign from an advisory committee he had been appointed to days before Biden took office.

Roger Severino, who served as director of the Office for Civil Rights at the Health and Human Services Department during the Trump administration, argued Biden didn’t have the authority to remove him from the Council of the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS).

In a 14-page ruling dismissing the case, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of the U.S. District ...

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