Lawsuits

We are constantly working to uncover the unlawful actions taken by the Executive Branch, and bring legal action on behalf of the Americans who are harmed. Take a look at our most recent work:

Uncovering the Trump administration’s efforts to bypass Congress in pursuit of deal to transfer nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia

Democracy Forward sued the Department of Energy to shed light on its attempts to bypass Congress and transfer nuclear technology to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

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Uncovering potentially illegal coordination with Fox News

We sued eight Trump administration agencies to expose coordination that could violate laws against government propaganda.

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Demanding Secretary Pompeo recover Trump-Putin meeting notes

We sent a letter to the State Department requesting that Secretary Pompeo comply with the Federal Records Act and preserve all State records from meetings between President Trump and President Putin.

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Uncovering why CFPB stopped exercising authority to protect America’s servicemembers

We sued the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Department of Defense to investigate why CFPB illegally stopped Military Lending Act compliance supervision, leaving servicemembers vulnerable.

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Demanding an investigation into White House’s stealth coordination with the Fox Network

We demanded that the White House Counsel investigate whether White House officials violated covert propaganda and anti-lobbying laws in coordinating the highly unusual statement by 21st Century Fox, the parent company of Fox News, supporting the First Step Act.

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Demanding Interior Department’s Inspector General Investigate Opening of National Parks Without Adequate Staff During Shutdown

We and the National Parks Conservation Association (NPCA) demanded that the Office of Inspector General of the Department of the Interior (DOI) open an investigation into DOI’s reckless and unlawful decision to endanger lives and treasured public spaces by keeping the National Park System open without adequate staffing and services during the longest government shutdown in America’s history.

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