CoA Institute Files Reply in Support of Motion to Order Enforcement Action in Colin Powell Email Case

Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today filed a reply in support of its motion for summary judgment in a lawsuit that seeks to compel Acting Secretary of State John Sullivan and U.S. Archivist David Ferriero to fulfill their non-discretionary obligations under the Federal Records Act (“FRA”).  […]

CoA Institute Encourages Supreme Court to Provide Check on Federal Agencies in Latest Amicus Brief

Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today filed an amicus curiae brief in the Supreme Court case Weyerhaeuser v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, arguing that United States Fish and Wildlife Service’s (FWS) authority to exclude an area of land from critical habitat designation under the Endangered Species […]

CoA Institute Calls for EPA Watchdog Investigation into the Use of Unauthorized Electronic Messaging and Web-Based Email Apps on Agency Devices

Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) wrote yesterday to the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) Office of Inspector General (“OIG”) to request an investigation into the unauthorized use of electronic messaging and web-based email applications on agency-furnished and taxpayer-funded mobile devices, including iPhones and iPads. CoA Institute’s request […]

Supreme Court Limits Gov’t Power to Charge Criminal Penalties for Unknowingly Obstructing the IRS

Washington, D.C. – The Supreme Court this week issued a ruling protecting all Americans from prosecution for vaguely defined tax crimes. In the case of Carlo Marinello, II v. United States, it clarified a broad statute regarding who can be charged with criminal conduct for obstructing the IRS’s administration of the tax […]

Appellate Court Unfreezes Small Business Owner’s Assets After Being Wrongly Targeted by FTC

Washington, D.C. – The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled to unfreeze in part the assets of our client, Robert Cupo, who owns a small family-run tech support company, Vylah Tec, LLC (“V-Tec”), after the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) used misleading evidence to convince the lower court to grant […]

17 Groups Urge Trump Administration to End Unlawful IRS Practice of Dodging Oversight

Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today led a coalition of 17 organizations in sending a letter to President Trump and senior administration officials urging them to hold the IRS accountable by working to end the agency’s practice of dodging oversight of its rules. CoA Institute recently […]

CoA Institute Files Opening Brief in Appeal of Decision that Imperils Low Cost Children’s Clothing to Families

Washington, D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today filed its opening brief in the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging a district court ruling issued last September that wrongly found that consignors who also volunteer at children’s clothing consignment events must be considered employees under the […]