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 […]

National Law Journal: Group Wants Justices to Lift Limits on Political Giving

Group Wants Justices to Lift Limits on Political Giving By Marcia Coyle      July 17, 2013 For its first brief in the U.S. Supreme Court, the Cause of Action Institute picked a controversial cause: an end to certain limits on individual contributions to federal candidates, political action committees and political […]

Amicus Brief, McCutcheon v. FEC

McCutcheon v. FEC amicus brief    

Who will heed the call of accountability?

This week, Cause of Action filed an FEC complaint revealing the Democratic National Committee’s violation of the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) in a potential attempt to hide its reimbursement for Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius’ Hatch Act violation. At a Human Rights Campaign Gala in February […]

The Hill: Watchdog slams DNC, Sebelius in FEC complaint

Watchdog slams DNC, Sebelius in FEC complaint By Elise Viebeck – 01/30/13 04:30 PM ET A government watchdog group is claiming that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) failed to properly disclose its support for a 2011 trip in which Kathleen Sebelius violated the Hatch Act. The DNC classified its payment to […]

Washington Examiner: Complaint: Sebelius’ illegal campaign trip for Obama worse than we thought

Read the full story here. Washington Examiner “Not only is it that the DNC is not being transparent about what it’s using its funds for reimbursement of, but it’s also violating the intent and letter of the Federal Elections Campaign Act,” Cause of Action’s Dan Epstein said in a phone […]

CoA Takes Action Against DNC, Sebelius Aide for breaking the law

Cause of Action filed a complaint before the Federal Election Commission (FEC) today alleging that the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Andrew Tobias, treasurer of the DNC,  violated the Federal Election Campaign Act (FECA) and FEC regulations when they reimbursed the Department of Health and Human Services for Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ […]