Washington Examiner: FOIA advocates disagree on timing of reform measure moving through Senate

The FOIA Improvement Act sets limits on the ability of agencies to stonewall requesters

The Hill: Senate Judiciary approves FOIA reform

The FOIA Improvement Act sets limits on the ability of agencies to stonewall requesters.

Cause of Action Statement on Senate Judiciary Approval of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2014

We support steps to establish greater accountability for agencies that currently hinder government transparency through FOIA.

Cause of Action Joins Over Seventy Organizations in Support of FOIA Reform

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 Signs Coalition Letter Asking for OGIS Investigation of Administrative Closures

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 Documents: DOJ Assett Forfeitures

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.

Powerline: Is another Obama Administration Scandal About to Explode?

On September 29, a federal district judge in Washington ruled in Cause of Action’s favor.

Washington Post: Judge: IRS watchdog not exempt from disclosure law in White House case

Obama administration targeting taxpayers for harassment.

Courthouse News Service: IRS Auditor Must Process Tax Disclosure Request

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 […]