Archives for August 2013

Submission to ProPublica’s Redaction Classic

ProPublica’s Redaction Classics highlights egregious examples of redacted documents obtained with FOIA requests. Our submission: Responding to our FOIA request seeking information about discretionary grants at the Department of Education, DoE provided us with 665  BLANK pages in one document with a (b)(5) at the top. These documents were related […]

LabMD Responds to Federal Trade Commission’s Witch Hunt

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Statement: Court Finds Appointment of NLRB’s Lafe Solomon Invalid

In November of 2011, Cause of Action requested an investigation into Mr. Lafe Solomon, the then-acting general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board. Cause of Action has highlighted the conflict of interest concerning Lafe Solomon’s actions in the Boeing case, as well as his engagement in ex-parte communications with […]

HARDI: Court Denies Latest APGA Motion In Regional Standards Case

The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia  has agreed to hear the case of  HARDI, which challenges a Department of Energy rule that would raise energy costs for consumers around the country. Below is HARDI’s press release which can be found here. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 20, […]

Statement: Cause of Action responds to Rep. Levin and Cummings on IRS investigating ACORN-related groups

Yesterday, the House Ways and Means Committee released new documents claiming “IRS Scrutiny of Progressive Groups,” by highlighting the IRS’ attention to ACORN and its successors. Dan Epstein, Cause of Action’s executive director responded: Rep. Levin and Rep. Cummings are claiming that the IRS targeted ACORN in the same fashion […]

USA Today: IRS assailed from all sides for lack of transparency

IRS assailed from all sides for lack of transparency Gregory Korte, USA TODAY10:40 a.m. EDT August 19, 2013 Allies and critics alike frustrated by the IRS’ lack of transparency in Tea Party affair WASHINGTON — After admitting it targeted Tea Party groups for additional scrutiny in May, the Internal Revenue […]

Cause of Action Sues TIGTA over Release of Taxpayer Info

Cause of Action filed a lawsuit against the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) for potentially violating the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). TIGTA told Cause of Action in March of this year, in response to a FOIA request, that it could “neither confirm nor deny the existence of […]