The federal government does not want the American people to know what caused the financial crisis. Cause of Action believes Americans have a right to know what their government is up to and, through the Freedom of Information Act, sought to access the records of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, currently held at the National Archives. In our battle with the National Archives, we have been opposed by all three branches of the federal government: the Executive (through the Archives), the Judicial (via the trial court), and the Legislative (through the House leadership’s decision to oppose Cause of Action’s lawsuit). ‘The most transparent administration in American history’ does not believe that the public has a right to know just what caused our nation’s most significant financial crisis since the Great Depression. Cause of Action is committed to pursuing the release of these documents and holding the government accountable for blocking our access.
We filed our Reply Brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on December 4, 2013.
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