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December 6, 2012 12:00 AM

As polygraph screening flourishes, critics say oversight abandoned

The tens of thousands of Americans who undergo federal polygraph screening every year for jobs or security clearances face secrecy and legal hurdles if they challenge their tests. Most federal employees are barred from suing in federal court, forced instead to seek recourse from the agencies that denied their jobs or security clearances in the first place.

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