The Fight for Truth, Transparency, and Accountability at the National Archives

The “most transparent administration in history” should live up to its promise and release the FCIC records

Statement: Cause of Action fights for transparency, pushes back against Judicial, Legislative & Executive Branch

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, […]

Related Documents: National Archives’ Control of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Documents

On October 3, 2011, Cause of Action requested via FOIA from NARA “all documents, including e-mail communications, memoranda, draft reports, and other relevant information and/or data contained in the records transfer of Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission documents stored at NARA to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at the […]

Appeal in NARA FOIA Case for Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Records

Cause of Action (CoA), a government accountability group, took a further step toward gaining such public access, filing an appeal in our fight against the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA).  We are challenging NARA’s wrongful withholding of records pertaining to the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) – a temporary […]

Filing of Appeal in NARA Lawsuit

Notice of Appeal

Mother Jones: The Government Still Doesn’t Want You to Know What Caused the Financial Crisis

Read the full story here: Mother Jones In the aftermath of the 2008 financial meltdown, the US government launched a vast investigation, but it still doesn’t want you to know the details of what it found.   In January 2011, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) created by Congress put […]

Cause of Action Pledges to Fight Court’s Denial of Transparency of FCIC Records

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                CONTACT:       MARCH 5, 2013                                                                                     Mary Beth Hutchins, 202-400-2721 Jamie Morris, 202-499-2425 Cause of Action Pledges to Fight Court’s Denial of Transparency of FCIC Records   Judge Grants National Archives’ Request for Dismissal, Denies Access to Records About the 2008 Financial Crisis […]