Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, Inc.’s Freedom of Information Act Complaints Filed

Michael Harless FOIA Law, Litigation, U. S. District Court, District of Columbia

Today, we filed a Freedom of Information Act complaint against the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, also known as the Federal Reserve Board, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. The complaints arise from requests for records made by Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, Inc. (“GATA”) beginning in 2007 relating to “gold swaps.”

Listen to more information about this lawsuit from a GATA roundtable on kingworldnews.com. Read More

Social Security Totalization Agreement: TSCL’s Freedom of Information Act Complaints Filed

Michael Harless FOIA Law, Litigation, U. S. District Court, District of Columbia

On June 29, 2006, we filed Freedom of Information Act complaints against both the United States Department of State and the Social Security Administration in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.  The complaints arise from requests for records made by TSCL beginning in 2003 relating to the Social Security Totalization Agreement which the United States Government has negotiated and signed with the government of Mexico, but which has not been presented to Congress or released publicly. Read More

Lawsuit Filed To Challenge Legitimacy of FEC

Michael Harless Election Law, U. S. District Court, District of Columbia

Today, our firm filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia against the Federal Election Commission (FEC) on behalf of Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas), Gun Owners of America, Inc., Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund, Real Campaign Reform.org, Inc., Citizens United, Citizens United Political Victory Fund, Carla Howell, Libertarian Party candidate for Governor of Massachusetts, and Michael Cloud, Libertarian Party candidate for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts. Read More

Michel v. Anderson Amicus Brief

Michael Harless Constitutional Law, U. S. District Court, District of Columbia

Our firm filed an amicus brief for the Abraham Lincoln Foundation for Public Policy Research, Inc. in the case of Michel v. Anderson in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia supporting the plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction.

The U.S. House of Representatives had adopted a rule change permitting non-Member Delegates from the District of Columbia and the United States territories and the Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico to vote in violation of Article I of the Constitution.  Our amicus brief argued the exercise of voting rights by delegates would constitute an illegal and unconstitutional exercise of legislative power. Read More

Judge Norma Holloway Johnson’s Memorandum Opinion in Legal Services Corporation v. Dana, et al.

Michael Harless Special Category, U. S. District Court, District of Columbia

On December 31, 1981, President Reagan used his recess appointment power to appoint Bill Olson as Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Legal Services Corporation, as well as appointing a full slate of new directors. Shortly thereafter, Bill and the other Reagan appointees were sued by the Carter-appointed members of the Board of Directors. (The Complaint appears here.)

Among the plaintiffs in the case was former LSC Chairman Hillary Rodham (the name she then used), First Lady of Arkansas at the time. Ms. Rodham and her board asked the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia to issue a temporary restraining order to enjoin Bill and the new board from acting as directors. As part of the defense of the case, Bill filed this Declaration in District Court. Read More