Archives for June 2016

Court Rules in Favor of Rhea Lana’s Consignment Events in Department of Labor Dispute over Volunteers

Washington, DC – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia today ruled in favor of Rhea Lana Riner and her children’s clothing consignment business in her lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Labor. Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) represents Rhea Lana, Inc. The ruling overturns the […]

Cause of Action Institute Sues CIA over FOIA Political Influence Records

Washington, DC – Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) today filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) seeking access to records concerning the undue influence of political appointees in processing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.  The requested […]

#TBT – Prescient CoA Institute Report Anticipated Clinton Email Scandal

In July 2012, CoA Institute published “Gmail.gov: When Politics Gets Personal, Does the Public Have a Right to Know?” in the Federalist Society legal journal Engage.[1]  More than two years before Secretary Clinton’s decision to use a personal email address and private server to conduct official government business first came […]

Cause of Action Institute Petitions OMB to Update FOIA Fee Guide

Today, Cause of Action Institute filed a petition for rulemaking with the White House Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”), urging it to update its obsolete guidance document that federal agencies rely on when making FOIA fee determinations.  The petition seeks to implement Cause of Action Institute’s landmark legal win […]