Lawsuits

We are constantly working to disrupt attempts to corrupt government policymaking, bringing legal action on behalf of those who are harmed. Take a look at our work:

Benjamin Wittes et al. v. Trump

Demanding the President release war powers transparency report in compliance with the National Defense Authorization Act on behalf of Protect Democracy and national security law experts.

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Uncovering the role of Trump’s “Housing Fourth” homelessness policy czar

We sued the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness for failing to release records regarding Robert Marbut, the recently appointed Executive Director of USICH

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Cole v. Mnuchin and DeVos

Class action against Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin for illegally seizing student borrowers’ federal tax refunds during the coronavirus pandemic, in violation of the CARES Act.

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Uncovering records of the Trump administration’s shrouded efforts to gut the Community Reinvestment Act

We sued the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, on behalf of the National Community Reinvestment Coalition and the California Reinvestment Coalition, for the release of records to expose the administration’s attempt to roll back Community Reinvestment Act regulations.

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Uncovering records on the distribution of CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program

With the California Reinvestment Coalition, we requested records on the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency's guidance for tracking how loans were distributed to women- and minority-owned small businesses under the Paycheck Protection Program.

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Seeking investigation of Trump DHS officials for leaking protected personal information to Fox News, Breitbart

We called for an investigation into whether DHS officials violated federal regulations by leaking the immigration status of individuals accused of crimes to conservative media outlets to promote an anti-immigration narrative.

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