On October 3, 2011, Cause of Action requested via FOIA from NARA “all documents, including e-mail communications, memoranda, draft reports, and other relevant information and/or data contained in the records transfer of Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission documents stored at NARA to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform at the U.S. House of Representatives.” After exhausting administrative appeals to NARA’s denial of the documents, CoA filed suit in the US District Court against NARA on August 14, 2012. NARA filed a request for a dismissal of the case and Judge Boasberg granted NARA’s request for dismissal on March 1, 2013. CoA appealed the decision on April 29, 2013. The DC Circuit ruled for NARA on May 23, 2014.

United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit

Opinion (May 23, 2014)

Opposition (January 24, 2014)  to NARA’s motion to strike two arguments from the reply brief

Per Curiam Order (January 15, 2014): Consideration of the motion to strike two new arguments be deferred pending oral argument schedule February 19, 2014.

Reply Brief (December 4, 2013)

NARA Appellee’s Brief (November 15, 2013)

Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group (BLAG) (November 22, 2013)

Opening Brief (October 1, 2013)

United States District Court for the District of Columbia

Notice of Appeal (April 29, 2013)

Memorandum Opinion (March 1, 2013)

Complaint (August 14, 2012)

FOIA Request to National Archives

NARA Denial of Appeal (February 6, 2012)

NARA Acknowledgement of Appeal (January 10, 2012 )

CoA Appeal (January 5, 2012)

NARA Denial (December 1, 2011)

FOIA Request (October 3, 2011)

House Oversight and Government Reform Request for FCIC Records (February 18, 2011)