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GAO Files Lawsuit against Michigan Attorney General Nessel Over Records Involving Secrecy Pacts, Relationships With Outside Activists & Tort Bar Recruiting AGs
AG caught unlawfully using fees as barrier to access public records; tripled demand after coordinating with other AG offices under ‘Get Out of FOIA Free’ pacts; suit asks for sanctions LANSING, MI, May 28, 2020 – Yesterday, on behalf of the transparency group Energy Policy Advocates (“EPA”), the public interest law firm Government Accountability & […]
Wall Street Journal columnist Walter Russell Mead writes, about former Vice President Joe Biden’s vow, if elected, to re-impose the Paris climate treaty on the United States, that Paris was “envisioned as the first step in a globally coordinated campaign to limit the emission of greenhouse gases.” Finally, a first step! Or rather, Here we […]
Transparency Group Files SCOTUS Amicus Brief with Records Proving State “Climate” Lawsuit Is to Obtain “Sustainable Funding Stream”
Same two sets of notes from July Rockefeller-hosted meeting, confessing the revenue-raising motive, at were recently accepted by 1st Circuit over objection by plaintiff’s tort counsel WASHINGTON, D.C., April 30, 2020 – The transparency group Energy Policy Advocates (“EPA”) today filed a Friend of the Court brief with the Supreme Court of the United States […]
Vermont Attorney General Sued to Compel Release of Improper Secrecy Pacts with other Attorneys General
AGO entered at least six contracts giving other states’ AGs veto power over Vermonters’ right to see Vermont public records, forcing requesters to sue; claims the pacts themselves are secret MONTPELIER, VT, April 27, 2020 – Today the public interest law firm Government Accountability & Oversight, P.C. (GAO) filed suit against the Vermont Office of […]
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At the beginning of 2018, after several successful years pursuing transparency among activist bureaucrats, office holders and even law enforcement, experienced attorneys from the litigation, prosecutorial and classical liberal think tank worlds joined together to create the non-profit public interest law firm Government Accountability & Oversight, P.C.
GAO will prosecute litigation intended to bring transparency to the actions of government at state, local, and federal levels. It will work to lessen the burdens of government and defend human, civil and property rights guaranteed by the constitution and secured by law.
GAO will engage in litigation to protect public interests in economic liberty where taxing or permitting activities, property right restrictions and other extant or proposed regulatory or other policy impediments threaten to limit those interests.
GAO intends to provide: (a) support for such described litigation; (b) national litigation coordination and assistance; (c) clinical instruction to law students; and, (d) free-market environmental law and related practice education to attorneys.
GAO has research, legal, investigative journalism and publication functions, in addition to its transparency initiative seeking public records relating to environmental and energy policy and how policymakers use public resources, all of which include broad dissemination of public information obtained under open records and freedom of information laws.
GAO has begun initiating information requests of several governmental subdivisions, with many more planned. In coming weeks we will post more on these activities, their revelations, and how these play in the policy and legal world, and how the activities they detail impact your lives.
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