Archives for July 2018

Millennium Challenge Corporation Adopts CoA Institute’s Recommendations for FOIA Regulations

The Millennium Challenge Corporation (“MCC”) finalized a rule at the end of last week implementing new Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) regulations and incorporated important revisions proposed by Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) in a comment submitted to the agency in March 2018.  The MCC is a small agency […]

EPA Jobs Loss Evaluations Update

Late last year, CoA submitted an amicus brief in the case of Murray Energy v. EPA.  The brief supported Murray Energy’s cert. petition seeking review of its case before the Supreme Court.  The Murray Energy case centered on employment evaluations required under Section 321(a) of the Clean Air Act. A […]

Now is the Time for VA to Change its Culture

Our veterans deserve a functional and ethically-operated VA, and that can only start by repairing the climate of the agency from the top.

Federal Judge Confirms Agencies’ FRA Record Recovery Efforts Must Include Reaching Out to Third-Party Email Providers

Last Friday, Judge Trevor McFadden of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia granted the federal government’s second motion to dismiss a lawsuit to compel Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Archivist David Ferriero to fulfill their statutory obligations under the Federal Records Act (“FRA”) to recover […]

CFPB’S Arbitration Rule Under Scrutiny in Report from Cause of Action Institute

Instead of conducting an objective study backed by peer-reviewed data, the CFPB sought a pre-determined result, abusing junk science to get there.

CoA Institute Case Study on the CFPB’s Arbitration Rule: How the Bureau Evaded Scientific Guidelines and Bypassed Peer Review—And How to Fix It

Instead of conducting an objective study backed by peer-reviewed data, the CFPB sought a pre-determined result, abusing junk science to get there.

CoA Institute Joins Amicus Brief Challenging Qualified Immunity

Washington, DC – July 19, 2018 – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) has joined a Supreme Court amicus brief in support of the petitioner seeking a writ of certiorari in Allah v. Milling. The brief argues that qualified immunity denies justice to victims of government misconduct, imposes prohibitive and unjustified costs […]