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Government And Muslim Scientist Do Battle

The government wants a federal judge to throw out a case involving a Muslim scientist who worked at a nuclear warship plant. They say it will expose national secrets. The scientist claims he’s being punished for criticizing the U.S. and the FBI.

By JOE MANDAK
Associated Press Writer
PITTSBURGH — A federal judge does not have the jurisdiction to second-guess security clearance decisions and should throw out a lawsuit by a Muslim scientist who claims he wrongly lost his clearance – and his job – at a nuclear warship plant, U.S. Justice Department attorneys said in court documents.
Lawyers for the Department of Energy contend the lawsuit filed by Egyptian-born scientist Abdel Moniem Ali El-Ganayni is an effort to publicize the security review process, which could pose a threat to the U.S.
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