Ralph E. Baxter et al., Appellant, v. John W. Macy, Jr., Chairman, Civil Service Commission, et al., Appellees, 325 F.2d 645 (D.C. Cir. 1963)

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US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit - 325 F.2d 645 (D.C. Cir. 1963) Argued November 27, 1963
Decided December 12, 1963

Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Columbia; Leonard P. Walsh, District Judge.

Mr. John J. Schlick, Washington, D. C., for appellants.

Mr. William H. Willcox, Asst. U. S. Atty., with whom Messrs. David C. Acheson, U. S. Atty., Frank Q. Nebeker and Robert B. Norris, Asst. U. S. Attys., were on the brief, for appellees.

Before FAHY, BURGER and McGOWAN, Circuit Judges.


This appeal involves the claims of 34 civilian employees of the Air Force whose employment was terminated by a reduction in force following deactivation of an Air Base. The District Court granted summary judgment in favor of appellees.

The interpretation given by the Civil Service Commission to the applicable regulations under which the reduction in force was accomplished is within its competence, is a reasonable one, and should not be disturbed by the court.