Bloomberg Law
April 4, 2019, 7:22 PM

Judges Question Arguments for Overturning Decision on Fed Orders

Louis C. LaBrecque
Louis C. LaBrecque

A three-judge panel appeared skeptical during an April 4 hearing of arguments from the Trump administration that they should overturn a lower court’s ruling striking down significant portions of three executive orders affecting the federal workforce.

Unions can’t get relief from the Federal Labor Relations Authority on the larger question of whether the orders violate the Civil Service Reform Act’s labor-management provisions, Judges Thomas Griffith, Raymond Randolph, and Sri Srinivasan of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit told Joseph Busta, a Department of Justice attorney who argued on behalf of the administration.

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