Tucker Act

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No Jurisdiction Under Tucker Act to Review Contract Claim of Competitive Service Employee

In Charnetski v. United States, a federal employee sued the Government in the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for breach of contract when the Government cancelled a retirement plan that allowed the otherwise full-time employee...more

CFC Rules That Money-Mandating Statute Does Not Give Rise to Claim for Consequential Damages

The Tucker Act grants jurisdiction to the U.S. Court of Federal Claims for damages not sounding in tort arising out of various federal statutes. But in order for jurisdiction to be proper, there must be a money-mandating...more

Horne v. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture

Brief For The CATO Institute, National Federation Of Independent Business, Center For Constitutional Jurisprudence, And Reason...

Long-time California raisin farmers Marvin and Laura Horne have been forced to experience firsthand the costs that America’s regulatory state imposes on entrepreneurs, especially innovative members of the agriculture...more

Federal Circuit Decision Makes it Easier for Contract Awardees to Protest Unwarranted Agency Corrective Action

Until recently, one of the "conventional wisdoms" about GAO bid protest practice was that agencies had almost unfettered (and unreviewable) discretion to take corrective action....more

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