Local Lawsuit Being Targeted by Bush Administration

By Nate Crossett

Local Lawsuit Being Targeted by Bush Administration

July 22, 2010 Updated Nov 30, 2005 at 10:47 PM EDT

A Mohawk couple's lawsuit against the United States is being targeted by the Bush Administration. Five years ago, Richard Hallock was the victim of identity theft, which falsely connected him to a child porn web site.

The government seized his computers, and destroyed them, which forced Hallock to close his software company. Richard and his wife Susan then planned to sue the Customs agents involved.

But Monday a U.S. Attorney told the Supreme Court that a 1946 law limits lawsuits against federal employees. The court will have to decide how far that law extends, and if it covers the Mohawk couple's complaint.

The decision won't likely come until next year.

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