ARMY & AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICE v. SHEEHAN

No. 80-1437.

456 U.S. 728 (1982)

ARMY AND AIR FORCE EXCHANGE SERVICE v. SHEEHAN.

Supreme Court of United States.

Decided June 1, 1982.


Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Samuel A. Alito, Jr., argued the cause for petitioner. With him on the briefs were Solicitor General Lee, Assistant Attorney General McGrath, Deputy Solicitor General Geller, and William Kanter.

Ira E. Tobolowsky argued the cause and filed a brief for respondent.


JUSTICE BLACKMUN delivered the opinion of the Court.

The issue presented by this case is whether the federal courts have jurisdiction over a civil action for monetary damages brought by a former military exchange employee who contests the validity of his discharge. The employee claims that federal jurisdiction exists under the Tucker Act, 28 U. S. C. § 1346(a)(2) (1976 ed., Supp. IV).

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