Pfc. Bradley Manning, presently confined in detention at a U.S. Army camp in Kuwait, is at the center of a whistle blowing storm reminiscent of Daniel Elllsberg's leak of the Pentagon papers in 1971.
Qui tam is a term and concept not even known by many lawyers, much less members of the general public. Qui tam is a Latin term and a type of lawsuit that allows a private citizen to bring a claim on behalf of and in the name of the United States government against a contractor or other party that is engaged in a government contract and defrauding the taxpayers.
In the realm of workplace ambiguities, the intern often occupies a special niche. What is he or she doing? Does it approximate the work that a "real" employee does? Is the focal point supposed to be about the intern accumulating valuable education and insights, or is an internship intended to benefit the employer on equal terms? And what about pay?
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