Legal Actions

February 2, 2018

Lawsuit Against HHS for Records Related to ORR Director Scott Lloyd’s Efforts to Stop Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors from Obtaining Abortions

Equity Forward and Campaign for Accountability, represented by American Oversight, filed Freedom of Information Act lawsuits against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services seeking records from the Office of Refugee Resettlement regarding the efforts to prevent unaccompanied immigrant minors from exercising their constitutional right to abortion.

January 25, 2018

CfA Ethics Complaint Against House Intel Chair Nunes for Leaking Confidential Information

On January 25, 2018, CfA asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate whether Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) and/or staff of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, acting at his direction, violated House ethics rules by leaking confidential information provided to committee during the course of its investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

January 19, 2018

CfA’s Work to Unseal Labor Nominee Andrew Puzder’s Divorce Records

On February 2, 2017, Campaign for Accountability filed a motion in the 21st Circuit Court in St. Louis County, Missouri to unseal the divorce records of Andrew Puzder, President Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Labor. After CfA filed the motion, the court clerk released some previously unreleased documents, but the divorce file remained sealed. On February 15, 2017, Puzder withdrew his nomination, prompting the judge overseeing the matter to dismiss CfA’s request as moot, but allowing the group to refile if the situation changed. On January 19, 2018, CfA filed a new petition in the 21st Circuit Court again asking the court to unseal Puzder's divorce records, after Politico reported the White House is evaluating Puzder for another, unspecified position in the Trump administration.

November 29, 2017

Letter Calling on Congress to Investigate OMB Director Mick Mulvaney for Violating Federal Law as Temporary CFPB Director

On November 29, 2017, CfA called on the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform to investigate whether Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney violated the Anti-deficiency Act by directing OMB staff to perform work for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.

November 9, 2017

CfA Complaint with Massachusetts Attorney General Against Fake Abortion Clinic

On November 9, 2017, Campaign for Accountability asked Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey to open an investigation into the Attleboro Women’s Health Center (AWHC), which masquerades as an abortion clinic, but is actually part of a pro-life organization that actively tries to deceive women seeking abortion-related services. CfA’s complaint alleges that AWHC is engaging in deceptive business practices in violation of Massachusetts law.

October 26, 2017

Complaint to Virginia State Bar Asking for Investigation of HHS Official, Scott Lloyd, for Violating Rules of Professional Conduct

On October 26, 2017, Campaign for Accountability, a government watchdog group focused on public accountability, called on the Virginia State Bar to investigate whether Office of Refugee Resettlement Director Edward Scott Lloyd violated the Virginia State Bar Rules of Professional Conduct. Mr. Lloyd deliberately violated the U.S. Constitution and other federal and state laws to prevent unaccompanied pregnant immigrant minors from obtaining abortions.

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