A Culture of Animus


Memorandum from John W. Steele to O. Glenn Stahl (Nov. 17, 1964)

A “culture of animus” is brought to chilling life in our amicus brief to the Supreme Court, written by a fantastic team of attorneys at the international law firm McDermott Will & Emery. Our brief has links to the documents we have uncovered over the past three years, including the newly released “Homosexual” and “Suitability” files of the Office of the General Counsel of the U.S. Civil Service Commission–the predecessor to today’s Office of Personnel Management. Here is where the investigations, the interrogations and the firings were conducted for decades.

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