Report Finds Threat of IRS Targeting Continues Today

Washington D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today released a staff report titled, “Sensitive Case Reports: A Hidden Cause of the IRS Targeting Scandal,” outlining how seven years after the IRS targeting scandal began, the rule that enabled this inexcusable behavior remains in place. IRS targeting during the […]

Lawsuit Demands Records on EPA Employees’ Use of Encrypted Messaging App

Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) failed to disclose records about its employees’ use of an encrypted messaging application, “Signal,” to discuss the Trump administration’s expected changes to the […]

A Warrantless Phone Search, A Dangerous Precedent

Washington D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today filed an amicus curiae brief in support of Defendant Hamza Kolsuz who in February, 2016 was arrested at a Virginia airport attempting to board a plane bound for Istanbul, Turkey. At the time of his arrest, U.S. Department of Homeland […]

CoA Institute Files Lawsuit for ObamaCare Records

Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) failed to disclose records about the potential misuse of taxpayer information to market the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), as […]

Government Obligated to Recover Colin Powell’s Emails

Washington, DC – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today filed its opposition to the government’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit to compel Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and U.S. Archivist David Ferriero to fulfill their statutory obligations to recover former Secretary of State Colin Powell’s work-related email records from a […]

John Vecchione Named President and CEO of Cause of Action Institute

Washington D.C. – John Vecchione has been tapped as the new President and CEO of Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”), a non-profit government watchdog group and public interest law firm based in Washington, D.C.  Mr. Vecchione first joined CoA Institute as Vice President in March, 2016, bringing more than […]

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 […]