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Background Checks: Ban The (Procrustean) Bed?

Question: What does Edward Snowden (N.S.A.’s infamous document leaker) have in common with Aaron Alexis (who shot 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard last fall)? Answer: Their employers’ background check said it would be just fine to hire each. In January, the U.S. Department of Justice accused the background checking firm of taking shortcuts … Continue Reading