CoA filed three separate FOIA requests to the FTC between 2011 and 2012 for documents pertaining to the agency’s internet advertising guidelines on endorsements regarding social media authors and bloggers. The FTC repeatedly denied not just CoA’s access to these documents, but also a public interest fee waiver as well as news media requestor status. The FTC’s decision could have a crippling effect on government transparency. CoA has appealed the District Court’s decision to side with the FTC to the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

CoA Reply Brief (September 24, 2014)

FTC Response Brief (August 7, 2014)

Brief of Amici Curiae the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press et al., in Support of Appellant (May 13, 2014)

Brief of Amicus Curiae the Daily Caller News Foundation in Support of Appellant (May 13, 2014)

Notice of Intention to Participate as Amici Curiae (May 9, 2014)

Motion of Daily Caller for Leave to File a Brief Amicus Curiae in Support of Appellant Cause of Action (May 9, 2014)

CoA Opening Brief  & Addendum (May 5, 2014)

Statement of Issues to be Raised (December 13, 2013)

Notice of Appeal (November 12, 2013)

United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Memorandum and Opinion of District Court (August 19, 2013)

FTC Reply in Support of its Motion for Summary Judgement (January 25, 2013)

CoA Opposition to FTC Motion for Summary Judgement (November 18, 2012)

FTC Motion for Summary Judgement (September 28, 2012)

CoA Complaint (May 25, 2012)

Original FOIA Request (Aug. 30, 2011)