Cause of Action Institute leads diverse coalition in filing Supreme Court amicus brief in FMI v. Argus Leader

Urges Court to follow the text and strike a wise balance when examining Exemption 4 within the Freedom of Information Act Today, Cause of Action Institute, a nationally recognized government watchdog organization with a specialty in government transparency, led an ideologically diverse coalition in filing an amicus brief involving Exemption […]

Cause of Action Sues Commerce Dept. for Failing to Release Auto-Tariff Report

Washington, D.C. (Mar. 21, 2019) – Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) filed a lawsuit against the Department of Commerce (Commerce) for failing to respond to two Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests seeking a copy of the Commerce Secretary’s final report to the President regarding the Section 232 investigation into the […]

Shining a Light on Agency FOIA Policies that Contradict the Law

Some agencies have regulations that conflict with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which can lead to confusion for officials and the public, as well as the improper withholding of public information.  For instance, a few agencies still base their definition of a “representative of the news media” on language […]

Cause of Sunshine – Day One of Sunshine Week

Today marks the beginning of Sunshine Week, a nationwide celebration of government transparency and accountability. Since our founding, Cause of Action Institute has been at the forefront of government transparency, using the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) to shed “sunshine” on the inner workings of our local, state and federal […]

Cause of Action Institute Sues VA for Failing to Release Documents Concerning Tomah Medical Center

2017 Pharmacy Malfunction Could Have Put Veterans Lives At-Risk Washington, D.C. (Feb. 19, 2019) – Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) today filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department Veteran Affairs for failing to properly respond to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request relating to the scandal-ridden Tomah VA […]

Cause of Action Institute Files FOIA Requests for Commerce’s Section 232 Auto-Tariff Report

The public has a right to see the Commerce report that purports to justify the Administration’s escalating tariffs.

CoA Institute Calls on Institute for Museum and Library Services to Revise Proposed FOIA Regulations

Cause of Action Institute (CoA Institute) submitted a comment yesterday to the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) concerning the agency’s proposed rule implementing revised Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) regulations. The IMLS is a small government agency responsible for providing financial and institutional support to libraries and museums […]