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Dow v. Gen. Serv. Admin. , No. 08-3352

By FindLaw Staff on January 06, 2010 | Last updated on March 21, 2019

Decision of the Merit Systems Protection Board dismissing, for lack of jurisdiction, petitioner's challenge to the General Services Administration's refusal to hire him is affirmed where: 1) the record shows that the agency's reason for not hiring petitioner had nothing to do with the Outstanding Scholar Program, but was based on the agency's conclusion that he was not suitable for the position that he sought; and 2) the government's motion to vacate and remand is denied as the case is not moot as there continues to be a live controversy between the parties over whether the Administration's treatment of petitioner violated Part 300 of Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations and, if it did, what relief should be obtained.     

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Appellate Information

Appealed from: Merit Systems Protection Board

Decided January 6, 2010


Before:  Lourie, Friedman, and Prost, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Friedman, Circuit Judge


For Appellant: Michael J. Kator, Kator Parks & Weiser, PLLC

For Appellee:   Meredyth Cohen Havasy, US Department of Justice, Commercial Litigation Branch

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