Cause of Action Institute Sues HUD to Disclose its Role in Controversial Mortgage Settlements

Banks required to provide “donations” to government-approved third parties Washington D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) today filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for failing to produce records about its role […]

Did Federal Government Push Controversial Hawaii Gun Law?

Washington, DC – Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) today filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to examine any potential involvement by the Department of Justice (DOJ) in preparing or advocating for Hawaii’s recently-passed law to restrict the exercise of constitutionally-protected gun rights. CoA Institute President and CEO, […]

Investors Business Daily – Obama DOJ Channels Bank Shakedown Money To Private Groups

The Department of Justice’s war against the financial industry shows no sign of ending.

Cause of Action Launches Investigation Into The Justice Department’s Settlements With Large Financial Firms

Cause of Action filed a Freedom of Information Act request seeking clarity from the Justice Department on its legal authority to enter into financial settlements and arbitrarily allocate settlement funds.

Cause of Action Sues the Justice Department For Information On Tax Detail Program

CoA recently discovered that the DoJ has been placing their Tax Division attorneys in the White House to provide legal advice to the President.

Cause of Action Renews Request for Review of Department of Justice’s Asset Forfeiture Program

CoA sent a letter to the DOJ IG, renewing its request for an investigation of DOJ’s asset forfeiture program.

CoA NLRB Report and Letter to DOJ

121207 CoA letter to DOJ & NLRB Report

Cause of Action to DOJ: Are Taxpayer Dollars Being Used to Lobby for Taxes and Legislation?

  In a letter to the Department of Justice submitted on March 16, 2012, Cause of Action requests an investigation into a grant program through the CDC called Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) aimed at anti-tobacco and anti-obesity initiatives. Cause of Action investigators uncovered multiple instances where these grants […]

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FTJ to DOJ Re FOIA Lobbying Disclosure Act 8.30.2011

CoA Puts DOJ on the Spot in Lobbying Enforcement

 August 30: CoA demands lobbying compliance assurances; September 9: DOJ announces new compliance efforts. On August 30, 2011, Cause of Action wrote to Keith Morgan, the Department of Justice official charged with enforcing the Lobbying Disclosure Act, stating “[w]hile significant progress has been made in implementing the provisions of the Act, […]