Supreme Court

Jeff Ruch

Jeff serves as Director of Pacific PEER, headquartered in California, and was PEER’s Executive Director from 1997 to 2019. Previously, he was the Policy Director and a staff attorney at the Government Accountability Project, representing whistleblowers from both the public and private sectors. Before coming to DC, Jeff worked in California state government for 17 years, mostly in the State Legislature as counsel to various committees where he drafted hundreds of laws on topics ranging from energy conservation to the rights of employed inventors. Jeff served stints as a deputy district attorney, and an appellate court clerk and is a graduate of the California Correctional Officers Academy.

COMMENTARY | Hubris Squared: What the End of Chevron Means

by | July 1, 2024
The Supreme Court has limited government agencies’ ability to interpret and implement federal laws protecting public health and the environment ...

PEERMail | Important Whistleblower Victories

by | July 25, 2022
In celebration of Whistleblower Appreciation Day, we highlight two recent wins for employees who stepped forward to expose wrongdoing in their agencies ...

PEERMail | Supreme Threats

by | July 11, 2022
The Supreme Court’s use of the “major questions doctrine” to reach its decision in West Virginia v. EPA sets a frightening precedent ...

BLOG | Supreme Court FOIA Decision and Official Candor

by | March 16, 2021
The recent Supreme Court decision makes government less transparent by shielding scientific conclusions from disclosure unless they are finally adopted by agency decision-makers ...
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