FBI Records Show Former FBI Director James Comey’s Use of Personal Email

Cause of Action Institute has acquired former FBI Director James Comey’s work-related emails from his personal Gmail account. Garnered from the FBI through the first of rolling document productions in an ongoing Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, the email records start to shed light on the extent of Comey’s […]

CoA Institute Files Brief in Support of Effort to Make Georgia Legislature Comply with Open Records Act

Files 50-state survey with Georgia Appeals Court Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) filed an amicus brief today in support of a lawsuit requiring Georgia’s legislature to comply with the state’s open records act. The brief includes a 50-state survey on whether other state legislatures are subject to open records […]

Cause of Action Institute Files Lawsuit Against Commerce Department for Failing to Release Tariff Exemption Material & Information

Washington, D.C. (Oct. 18, 2018) – Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute), a government watchdog organization, today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Commerce for failing to turn over public documents related to trade tariffs and tariff exemptions. CoA Institute first launched the investigation into the tariff exemption […]

CoA Institute Calls on Inspectors General Council to Revise Proposed FOIA Regulations

Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) submitted a comment last week to the Council of Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency (CIGIE) concerning the agency’s interim final rule implementing revised Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations. CoA Institute explained that the agency’s new rule could cause confusion by directing staff […]

Cause of Action Institute Lawsuit Seeks to Overturn DOJ’s restrictive FOIA guidance

CoA seeks to correct the definition of a “record” to prevent federal agencies from unnecessarily redacting public information Washington, D.C. (Oct. 15, 2018) – Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute), a government watchdog organization, today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), challenging the Department’s definition of […]

How a small 242-year-old Spanish fort is part of an ongoing effort to make the government more transparent and accountable

Presidio Trust Adopts CoA Institute’s Recommendations with Final FOIA Regulations In 1776, more than 2,800 miles away from the battles of the American Revolution, a Spanish military fort was established on the tip of the San Francisco Peninsula. Today, this small slice of land is a federal park managed by […]

DOJ Releases First Set of Documents Showing High-Level Employee Using Private Email

The information we have thus far casts doubt on Comey’s statements about the frequency and nature of a of non-governmental email account.