Records Show How Former FBI Director James Comey Misled the DOJ Inspector General About His Personal Email Use

The ability to shroud government action in secrecy harms the rights of every American and undermines a free and open society Cause of Action Institute filed a FOIA request and later sued DOJ after former FBI Director James Comey admitted to using personal email to conduct official business Cause of […]

Congress May Give the FTC More Money and Power, Making Its Internal Watchdog More Important than Ever

Left unchecked, the powers of the FTC can undermine the ability for entrepreneurs and innovators to reach their full potential

Supreme Court Rules Economic Impact of Fish and Wildlife Decision Subject to Judicial Review

In an ongoing battle between landowners and the federal government, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, in Weyerhaeuser Co. vs. U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, when it designated private land in Louisiana as “unoccupied critical habitat.”  In a significant portion of the Court’s […]

CoA Institute opens government-wide investigation into agency implementation of the FOIA’s “foreseeable harm” standard

Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) launched an investigation last week into the Administration’s implementation of the Freedom of Information Act’s (FOIA) “foreseeable harm” standard.  That provision, which was added to the statute with passage of the FOIA Improvement Act of 2016, is designed to ensure that federal agencies only […]

HUD Emails Reveal Significant Agency Confusion Regarding 2013/2014 Multi-Billion Dollar Mortgage Settlements

More than three years ago, Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request for information related to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) involvement in the 2013/2014 multibillion-dollar mortgage settlements between the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and Bank of America, […]

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 […]