Legal Actions

November 22, 2019

Lawsuit Against Devin Nunes

On November 22, 2019, CfA filed a motion in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia seeking to dismiss a frivolous and nonsensical lawsuit filed against CfA by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA). 

November 21, 2019

Letter Calling for Criminal Investigation of Google VP for Potentially Lying to Congress about Company Blacklists

On November 21, 2019, CfA asked the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, to refer Karan Bhatia, Vice President for Government Affairs & Public Policy at Google, to the U.S. Department of Justice for investigation into whether Mr. Bhatia may have provided false testimony to the committee during a hearing concerning Google’s manipulation of search results.

November 18, 2019

Legal Filings Showing Americans United for Life Involved in Doctored Planned Parenthood Videos

On November 18, 2019, CfA published court documents revealing that Americans United for Life (AUL), a 48-year old national anti-abortion organization, advised the controversial anti-choice front group Center for Medical Progress (CMP) in its release of deceptively edited videos designed to harm Planned Parenthood. According to documents filed in a lawsuit against CMP, AUL provided extensive support to CMP during its deceitful scheme including 300 communications with CMP’s head, David Daleiden.

November 12, 2019

Letters Calling for Investigation of Interior Secretary David Bernhardt’s Relationship with Former Lobbying Client, Westlands Water District

On February 19, 2019, CfA called on ethics officials at the U.S. Department of the Interior and the Office of Government Ethics to investigate David Bernhardt, then-Acting Secretary of the Department of the Interior, and his relationship with his former lobbying client, Westlands Water District, an agricultural conglomerate in California. On November 12, 2019, submitted additional evidence showing now-Secretary of the Interior Bernhardt continued to work with Westlands Water District through at least July 2017, which is longer than was previously known.

September 27, 2019

IRS Complaint Against Citizens for Balanced Use

On September 27, 2019, CfA called on the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to investigate whether the Montana-based anti-public lands nonprofit, Citizens for Balanced Use, violated its nonprofit tax-exempt status by engaging in substantial, unreported lobbying activity.

August 5, 2019

FEC Complaint Against Susan B. Anthony List for Filing False Reports, Accepting Illegal Loan

On August 5, 2019, CfA filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) seeking an investigation into a PAC operated by the Susan B. Anthony List, and a conservative marketing firm, The Lukens Company.  The PAC, the Susan B. Anthony List Inc. Candidate Fund, appears to have violated the Federal Election Campaign Act and FEC regulations by filing inaccurate campaign finance reports and accepting an illegal corporate contribution from The Lukens Company.

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