The EPA Must Account For Its Actions (Judge Lechner op-ed)

ALFRED J. LECHNER, JR. – 10/07/2016 Federal regulation is the American economy’s silent killer. Every day, the vast bureaucracy in D.C. issues reams of red tape that stifle the creation of new jobs or snuff out good-paying jobs that already exist. That is why my organization, Cause of Action Institute, […]

Editing the Facts of Terrorism to Fit Obama’s Narrative (Judge Lechner op-ed)

Alfred J. Lechner Jr. | October 04, 2016   In the early morning hours of June 12, an armed terrorist named Omar Mateen opened fire in a nightclub in Orlando, Florida. The next morning, Americans awoke to the news that 49 people had been murdered—the largest mass shooting in American history. […]

September Newsletter

Cause of Action Institute published its September newsletter today. You can read the newsletter here and subscribe to the newsletter here.  The September newsletter highlights: documents CoA Institute recently obtained through FOIA revealing a secret agreement between the IRS and the White House to exempt IRS rules from prepublication review; details of […]

Partisan politics in the Cabinet (Judge Lechner op-ed)

Obama allows senior officials to meddle unlawfully and without accountability By Alfred J. Lechner Jr. | ANALYSIS/OPINION: The Obama administration repeatedly allows senior officials to unlawfully meddle in politics without being held accountable. In just the latest incident, Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro in July […]

Forbes: Group Challenges CFPB Arbitration Rule As ‘Arbitrary’ And Unsupported By Data

A conservative group is challenging the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rule banning class-action waivers in financial contracts, saying the agency failed to provide enough data to support its premise. Cause of Action Institute says in a filing with the CFPB that the agency violated the Administrative Procedure Act and […]

Banning Arbitration, A Boon for Class Action Lawyers, Not Consumers (Judge Lechner Opinion–Forbes)

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, is typically portrayed as a federal agency that protects the little guy from powerful big banks. But reality looks much different. For example, in May the agency proposed new rules to prohibit the use of […]

FOX News: East Coast fishermen spar with federal government over cost of at-sea monitors