Jose A. Blanchard, Petitioner, v. Department of Justice, Respondent, 862 F.2d 321 (Fed. Cir. 1988)

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US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit - 862 F.2d 321 (Fed. Cir. 1988) Oct. 21, 1988

Before MARKEY, Chief Judge, and FRIEDMAN and MICHEL, Circuit Judges.


The initial decision of the Merit Systems Protection Board, which decision became final on December 23, 1987, Docket Nos. NY07528710335 and NY07528710336, dismissing the appeal by Jose A. Blanchard of his demotion by the Department of Justice from Correctional Supervisor, GS-11, to Correctional Supervisor, GS-9, is affirmed. The court has considered the record and the briefs of the parties and affirms for reason set forth in the opinion of the administrative judge, dated August 4, 1987: Mr. Blanchard, after consulting with counsel, withdrew both his appeals. Furthermore, Mr. Blanchard does not contend that the withdrawal of his appeals was involuntary, or obtained through fraud or duress.