Opposing Government Retaliation Against Free Speech

Cause of Action Institute Files Amicus Brief in Support of LabMD’s Bivens Claim Against FTC Officials Cause of Action Institute filed an amicus curiae brief (“Brief”) in Michael Daugherty, et al v. Alain Sheer, et al[1] in support of Appellees Michael Daugherty and LabMD, Inc. in their Bivens lawsuit against […]

CoA Institute Urges Supreme Court to Hold EPA to Task

Section 321(a) of the Clean Air Act (“CAA”) contains an explicit requirement that the Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) conduct “continuing employment evaluations” related to CAA implementation or enforcement.  What this means is that the EPA needs to continually do an analysis of how many jobs will be lost, if any, […]

Supreme Court to Hear Case on Obstruction of the Tax Code

The Supreme Court this week announced that it will hear the case of Carlo Marinello, II v. United States next fall.  The Supreme Court granted Mr. Marinello’s petition for a writ of certiorari after considering it in conference on June 26, 2017, the Court’s last day of the summer session.  […]

Can FTC Ignore the Law to Expand its Power to Regulate Internet Providers?

Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) has filed an amicus curiae (“friend of the Court”) brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in FTC v. AT&T Mobility LLC (“AT&T”) in support of AT&T during the pendency of rehearing en banc of an appeal regarding whether the […]

Criminal Prosecutions on Tax Day: “If this is the law, nobody is safe”

Tax Day is just behind us, marking the ceremonial American tradition of waiting to the last minute to electronically file a Form 1040 in the hopes of receiving a tax refund (or maybe that is just me). This year alone, the IRS expects to process approximately 150 million tax returns.  […]

A Warrantless Phone Search, A Dangerous Precedent

Washington D.C. – Cause of Action Institute (“CoA Institute”) today filed an amicus curiae brief in support of Defendant Hamza Kolsuz who in February, 2016 was arrested at a Virginia airport attempting to board a plane bound for Istanbul, Turkey. At the time of his arrest, U.S. Department of Homeland […]

Read Mark Steyn’s Comments on CoA Institute’s Amicus Curiae Brief

Last week, Cause of Action Institute filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of Dr. Judith A. Curry. Read Mark Steyn’s rundown of the brief here. The brief itself can be found here. February 28, 2017 Update: Today, the District of Columbia Court of Appeals ordered Michael Mann to file a […]