Guard case won't be heard by US Supreme Court - - Jackson, MS

Guard case won't be heard by US Supreme Court

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - The U.S. Supreme Court won't hear an appeal from a former Mississippi Air National Guard colonel who alleged other officers retaliated against him for revealing corruption.

A federal judge in Mississippi dismissed the lawsuit in 2008. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals upheld that decision earlier this year. The Supreme Court this past week declined to take up the case.

Retired Col. Joe H. "Jody" Bryant Jr. had claimed more than a dozen current and former members of the 186th Air Refueling Wing in Meridian tried to intimidate him after he went public with accusations of racism, fraud and favoritism.

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