Archives for September 2016

September Newsletter

Cause of Action Institute published its September newsletter today. You can read the newsletter here and subscribe to the newsletter here.  The September newsletter highlights: documents CoA Institute recently obtained through FOIA revealing a secret agreement between the IRS and the White House to exempt IRS rules from prepublication review; details of […]

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 […]

Cause of Action Institute Investigates Taxpayer Bailout of ObamaCare Insurance Companies

Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) today sent a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to investigate the Obama administration’s apparent attempt to bailout insurers through judicial settlements to compensate for shortfalls in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) […]

Cause of Action Institute Secures Access to Secret IRS Memos with the White House

Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute has secured access to a series of previously undisclosed memoranda of agreement between the IRS and the White House, which the IRS claims exempts it from prepublication review of its rules.  The release includes agreements between the IRS and White House from 1983 […]

Why Did U.S. Choose to Send $1.7 Billion in Untraceable Cash to Iran?

Washington, DC – Today, Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) sent a second Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request to the U.S. Department of Treasury to obtain records that will shed light on the Obama administration’s decision to ship more than $1.7 billion in untraceable cash to Iran. In light […]

Partisan politics in the Cabinet (Judge Lechner op-ed)

Obama allows senior officials to meddle unlawfully and without accountability By Alfred J. Lechner Jr. | ANALYSIS/OPINION: The Obama administration repeatedly allows senior officials to unlawfully meddle in politics without being held accountable. In just the latest incident, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro in July […]

TIGTA Reviews IRS FOIA Compliance

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (“TIGTA”)—the Internal Revenue Service (“IRS”) watchdog—released its annual audit report today on IRS compliance with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”). The results of the review suggest that IRS disclosure officials may have improperly withheld information from the public in […]