Archives for August 2017

Judge Orders Government to Reveal Evidence in FBI Clinton Email Investigation

Washington D.C. – The Honorable James Boasberg, a federal judge for the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, today ordered the government to produce an unredacted declaration filed in secret early this summer containing new, undisclosed details about the scope of the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton’s email […]

Group Tied to Progressive PAC Solicits Donations in Misleading Call for Hurricane Harvey Relief

On Wednesday, Linda Sarsour, a controversial political activist, tweeted an appeal to her followers asking that they donate to an ostensibly noble cause—the Hurricane Harvey Community Relief Fund. Unfortunately, this seemingly benevolent appeal is anything but.  Ms. Sarsour actually linked to a page that accepts donations for a fund called […]

Drain The Swamp, But Stock The Pond At FTC (John Vecchione Opinion-Forbes)

Drain The Swamp, But Stock The Pond At FTC  By John J. Vecchione, President of Cause of Action Institute  Efforts by the Trump administration to reduce regulatory burdens on American businesses would be enhanced if the president acts quickly to fill vacant positions at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  My […]

CoA Institute Sues FTC for Records Improperly Withheld Under Immunity Reserved for Congress

Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today filed a lawsuit against the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) for improperly withholding records related to the agency’s communication with the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. CoA Institute requested these records under the Freedom of Information […]

Lawsuit Seeks Records on White House’s Failure to Update FOIA Fee Guidance

Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today filed a lawsuit against the White House Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) for records that would show the agency’s action, or lack thereof, to review two pending petitions for rulemaking, one of which is seeking an update to its […]

Appeals Court Rebuffs EPA Attempt to Expand Its Regulatory Power

In a clear win for separation of powers and limited agency discretion, the D.C. Court of Appeals today ruled in favor of a company that challenged an EPA regulatory action issued in 2015 to require industry to replace its use of hydrofluorocarbons (“HFCs”). The Court found that “the fundamental problem […]

Wednesday Waste: Federal Subsidies Prop Up Corporate Executives at Taxpayers’ Expense

The federal government doesn’t just provide welfare to struggling families. On the contrary, it also gives huge sums of money to some of the biggest and wealthiest businesses in the world, amounting to about $100 billion per year through federal subsidies. Corporate subsidies, or “corporate welfare” to its opponents, are supposedly […]