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 […]

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.

Cause of Action Institute Clips – 10/1/2018

Good morning, Welcome to Cause of Action Institute’s morning clips and updates – you can also read and share the clips by clicking here. The  U.S. Supreme Court kicks off its October 2018 term today. I’ve included a quick summary on two cases before the Court this week that Cause […]

Federal judge rejects DOJ’s use of attorney-client, deliberative process privileges to hide communications with the White House Counsel from public disclosure

Judge James Boasberg of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia yesterday granted in part Cause of Action Institute’s (“CoA Institute’s) motion for summary judgment in a Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (“DOJ”). Judge Boasberg vigorously rejected DOJ’s attempt to withhold records […]

CoA Institute Defends U.S. Citizens’ Privilege and Immunity From Excessive Fines in Latest Amicus Brief

Our brief calls attention to the fact that the Supreme Court has never ruled on whether the Excessive Fines Clause is applicable against the States

The FTC Suffers Another Loss in Federal Court

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) has suffered another loss in the federal courts—this time in a case against DirecTV in California.  The FTC alleged that the satellite dish company’s advertisements did not properly alert consumers that their subscription prices would go up when promotional periods end.  To support this, the […]