Court Rightly Denies Rep. Van Hollen Request to Rehear Free Speech Case

Supporters of free speech and the First Amendment won a significant victory this week when a federal court denied a last ditch effort by Congressmen (and Senatorial candidate) Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) to salvage his campaign finance case. On January 21, 2016, a DC Circuit panel reversed the District Court […]

Florida Bankers Association: The Supreme Court Must Check IRS Abuse of Discretion

Today, Cause of Action Institute submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court urging it to grant a petition for certiorari to review the D.C. Circuit’s decision in Florida Bankers Association v. Department of the Treasury.  The Court should take the case to ensure that IRS rules are subject […]

The Hill: When foreign investment and national security collide

When foreign investment and national security collide by Dan Epstein November 27, 2012 As part of the arms race between the United States and Russia that fueled the Cold War, Congress established the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) under the Defense Production Act of 1950. CFIUS’s […]

Should the federal government have unchecked authority to interfere in matters of business and trade?

Should the federal government have unchecked authority to interfere in matters of business and trade at the expense of due process rights? This question has been brought to light in Ralls Corp. v. Obama et al, a lawsuit challenging a shut-down of a Chinese-owned wind farm project in Oregon. Cause […]

Amicus Brief, Ralls v. Obama et al.

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CoA Brief in Jane Doe v. FDA

Complaint and Civil Cover Sheet – Doe v. Hamburg – Signed

Politico’s Morning Energy Report: CoA Files Amicus Brief re: EPA

Read the full story here. Politico “The Institute for Liberty, Americans for Prosperity, Center for Rule of Law, Cause of Action and National Black Chamber of Commerce are also worried about the effect of EPA’s final utility MACT rule for mercury and air toxics, which is due out Dec. 16. […]