Archives for February 2017

February Newsletter

Cause of Action Institute published its February newsletter today. You can read the newsletter here and subscribe to the newsletter here. The February newsletter highlights: We filed an amicus curiae brief challenging a new Food and Drug Administration regulation with far-ranging, negative economic impacts on consumers and small businesses engaged in the premium […]

The Press and the President’s Tax Returns

All this month The Atlantic, along with many other publications, reported that the House Ways and Means Committee took up a request by one of its Democratic members to obtain President Trump’s tax returns by invoking a venerable provision of the federal Tax Code. In the time since Congressman Bill […]

Bob Bauer Agrees With Us About Commissioner Weintraub, But Doesn’t Want to Do Anything About It

Does the rule of law matter and should government officials abide by the ethical obligations that govern them?  Robert Bauer, former White House Counsel for President Obama, answers: “Not so much.” On Tuesday, in furtherance of its mission to hold our government accountable, Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) sent […]

FDA is Trying to Snuff Out America’s Cigar Industry

New rule would cripple a $20 billion industry and put thousands of American jobs in danger Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today filed an amicus curiae brief in support of Plaintiffs the Cigar Association of America, the International Premium Cigar and Pipe Retailers Association, and Cigar […]

Did FEC Commissioner Misuse Her Position When She Demanded Proof of Trump’s N.H. Voter Fraud Claim?

Washington D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today called for an investigation into whether Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) Commissioner Ellen Weintraub violated federal ethics laws when she demanded President Trump provide evidence of his voter fraud claims in New Hampshire. Commissioner Weintraub used government property and official time […]

Doing the Time Without Doing the Crime

Imagine that you are the CEO of large food producer, and you are notified out of the blue that your company is responsible for a salmonella outbreak possibly affecting thousands of people around the country.  If I were that CEO, I would be worried for those who were affected and […]

The Twitter Presidency: Records, Ethics, and Legal Implications (a Series)

President Donald Trump has harnessed the power of social media, particularly via Twitter using his @realDonaldTrump account, in a way not contemplated by traditional political and policy strategies. For the first time in history, a president not only has the means to communicate to the public directly, unfiltered, and in […]