The FOIA Improvement Act sets limits on the ability of agencies to stonewall requesters
The FOIA Improvement Act sets limits on the ability of agencies to stonewall requesters.
We support steps to establish greater accountability for agencies that currently hinder government transparency through FOIA.
Cause of Action signed a a coalition letter to Senate Judiciary Committee in urging members to support FOIA reform. The bill is scheduled for mark up on 11/20/2014.
Cause of Action and 13 other groups sent a letter to OGIS urging it to investigate the agency practice of sending “administrative closure” letters.
FOIA Request (July 2, 2012) Production (August 6, 2012)
The Des Moines Register: The Register’s Editorial: Obama administration is wrong to stiff-arm inspectors
Read the full story: The Des Moines Register In August, the nonprofit organization Cause of Action sued the administration, claiming the president’s attorneys have interfered with Freedom of Information Act disclosures simply to prevent the release of information that could be embarrassing to the president.
On September 29, a federal district judge in Washington ruled in Cause of Action’s favor.
Obama administration targeting taxpayers for harassment.
Read the full story: Courthouse News Service Plaintiff Cause of Action, a nonprofit formerly known as the Freedom through Justice Foundation, filed a wide-ranging Freedom of Information Act request with the Internal Revenue Service in October 2012. Among the items it sought were any documents related to investigations of […]