September Newsletter

Cause of Action Institute published its September newsletter today. You can read the newsletter here and subscribe to the newsletter here.  The September newsletter highlights: documents CoA Institute recently obtained through FOIA revealing a secret agreement between the IRS and the White House to exempt IRS rules from prepublication review; details of […]

Partisan politics in the Cabinet (Judge Lechner op-ed)

Obama allows senior officials to meddle unlawfully and without accountability By Alfred J. Lechner Jr. | ANALYSIS/OPINION: The Obama administration repeatedly allows senior officials to unlawfully meddle in politics without being held accountable. In just the latest incident, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro in July […]

Forbes: Group Challenges CFPB Arbitration Rule As ‘Arbitrary’ And Unsupported By Data

A conservative group is challenging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rule banning class-action waivers in financial contracts, saying the agency failed to provide enough data to support its premise. Cause of Action Institute says in a filing with the CFPB that the agency violated the Administrative Procedure Act and […]

Banning Arbitration, A Boon for Class Action Lawyers, Not Consumers (Judge Lechner Opinion–Forbes)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, is typically portrayed as a federal agency that protects the little guy from powerful big banks. But reality looks much different. For example, in May the agency proposed new rules to prohibit the use of […]

FOX News: East Coast fishermen spar with federal government over cost of at-sea monitors

More needs to be done to fix FOIA (Judge Lechner Opinion–The Hill)

More needs to be done to fix FOIA By Alfred J. Lechner, Jr. | July 06, 2016 Having just celebrated its “golden” 50th anniversary this Independence Day, the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is in desperate need of reform. President Obama issued a memorandum a day after his inauguration directing that the FOIA “should be […]

Cause of Action Institute Files Opening Brief in Appeal for Clinton Emails

Washington, DC – Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) and Judicial Watch, Inc. today filed a joint brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia arguing that email records from the private server of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton likely exist and have yet to […]