Gun Owners Foundation Files Suit to Obtain ATF Fast & Furious Records

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

On June 6, 2012, on behalf of Gun Owners Foundation, our firm filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. The suit stemmed from an April, 2011 Freedom of Information Act request in which GOF sought records pertaining to the infamous “Fast and Furious” and program where ATF federal agents deliberately and incomprehensibly put firearms directly into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. Read More

Court Order in Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, Inc.’s Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit

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

Today, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to produce to the court for in camera inspection redacted and unredacted copies of 20 documents by January 14, 2011, in this Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, Inc. arising from requests for records beginning in 2007 relating to “gold swaps.” Read More

Reply Comments Filed in Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, Inc.’s Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit

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

On December 22, 2010, our firm filed Plaintiff’s Reply to Defendant’s Opposition to Plaintiff’s Motion for In Camera Review and Limited Discovery in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, Inc. in this Freedom of Information Act lawsuit arising from requests for records beginning in 2007 from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System relating to “gold swaps.” Read More

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

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

Today, our firm filed the following documents in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, Inc. (“GATA”) in this Freedom of Information Act lawsuit arising from requests for records beginning in 2007 from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System relating to “gold swaps”:

Plaintiff’s Memorandum of Points and Authorities in Opposition to Defendant’s Motion for Summary Judgment Read More

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

Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee, Inc. FOIA Requests filed with Federal Reserve Board and Treasury Department

Michael Harless FOIA Law

Today, on behalf of GATA, we filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Requests with the Federal Reserve Board and the U.S. Treasury Department seeking information on the nation’s gold stock — specifically, records since 1990 “gold swaps” reflected in the U.S. reserve assets, including any gold swaps entered into by the federal government with foreign countries and foreign banks.

Federal Reserve Board FOIA Request Read More

Firm’s FOIA Litigation Against Social Security Administration Leads to Release of U.S. – Mexico Totalization Agreement

Michael Harless FOIA Law, Publications

In response to our firm’s still-pending FOIA lawsuit on behalf of TREA Senior Citizens League (TSCL) in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Social Security Administration (“SSA”) finally released the “U.S.-Mexico Social Security Totalization Agreement,” hand-delivering it to the firm in late December 2006.

This is the first known release of the Mexican Totalization Agreement to the public.  Previously even members of Congress have been denied access to this Agreement.  The Agreement now can be downloaded from this link:http://www.lawandfreedom/site/publications/us_mex_tot_agreement.pdf 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