Archives for December 2016

D.C. Circuit Overturns Lower Court, Rules Clinton Email Case Can Proceed

Washington D.C. – The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling by the District Court in a lawsuit Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) filed against Secretary of State John Kerry and U.S. Archivist David Ferriero seeking to enforce their duties under the Federal Records Act as they […]

DC Circuit Holds Cause of Action Institute Federal Records Act Case on Clinton Emails Not Moot

Today, the DC Circuit held the Judicial Watch and CoA Institute cases against the Secretary of State and Archivist seeking to enforce their Federal Records Act duties as they relate to Hillary Clinton’s emails are not moot.  The court held that because the statute requires the agencies to reach out […]

USAID Adopts CoA Institute’s Proposals in New FOIA Regulations

The U.S. Agency for International Development (“USAID”) finalized new Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) regulations today, accepting two revisions proposed by Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) in a comment submitted in October 2016. CoA Institute had made two recommendations in response to USAID’s proposed rulemaking.  First, we urged the […]

SiriusXM’s Kent Klein interviews CoAI Assistant VP Henry Kerner on Obama admin Hatch Act violations

CoA Institute Investigates Red Tape Limiting Access to Zika Testing

Washington D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today sent a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request to the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) to examine its role in regulating laboratory developed tests (“LDTs”), including tests for the Zika virus. This investigation comes on the heels of the FDA’s […]

New Law Set to Clarify and Strengthen Authority of IGs to Access Agency Records

This month, the U.S. Senate voted by unanimous consent to pass the Inspector General Empowerment Act of 2016, which originated in the House of Representatives and was sponsored by Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-UT), Chairman of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA).  The bill now […]

Is Sec. Perez Campaigning on the Taxpayer’s Dime?

Washington D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today sent a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) request to the U.S. Department of Labor investigating whether recent outreach by Secretary Tom Perez to voting members of the Democratic National Committee (“DNC”) regarding his political future could be in violation of […]