Whistleblower Network News: Whistleblower Advocates Take Issue with IRS Whistleblower Program’s Massive Delays

Whistleblower Advocates Take Issue with IRS Whistleblower Program’s Massive DelaysThis article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here.Since the passage of the Tax Relief and Health Care Act in 2006, the IRS Whistleblower Program has been highly successful. It has incentivized whistleblowing, allowing the IRS to recover billions of dollars. However, one major issue continues [...]

2021-09-08T09:41:28-04:00September 7th, 2021|Federal Whistleblowers, In The News, Judicial Oversight|

JD Supra: Momentum Grows for Fixing the AML Whistleblower Law

Momentum Grows for Fixing the AML Whistleblower Law This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. When the Anti-Money Laundering Whistleblower Act (“AML Act”) became law on January 1, 2021, some commentators praised it as a breakthrough. The law was modelled on the highly successful Dodd-Frank Act (“DFA”) and shared some of its important [...]

Letter to the Attorney General on FOIA

April 7th, 2021 The Honorable Merrick B. Garland Attorney General United States Department of Justice 950 Pennsylvania Ave., NW Washington, D.C., 20530 Dear Attorney General Garland, As non-profit groups dedicated to a transparent and accountable government, we write to offer our support and suggestions for how the Department of Justice can use its resources and [...]

2021-04-12T16:44:48-04:00April 12th, 2021|Judicial Oversight, Letter|

Letter to Senate Judiciary on FOIA Hearings

April 7th, 2021 Senator Dick Durbin Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee 711 Hart Senate Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Senator Chuck Grassley Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary Committee 135 Hart Senate Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Re: Oversight Hearing on FOIA at Federal Agencies Dear Chairman Durbin, The undersigned organizations write you to request the Judiciary Committee hold an [...]

2021-04-08T11:52:47-04:00April 8th, 2021|Judicial Oversight, Letter|

Letter to House and Senate Courts Subcommittees on Federal Court Modernization Bill

Hon. Sheldon Whitehouse, Chairman Subcommittee on Federal Courts Senate Judiciary Committee Washington, DC 20510 Hon. John Kennedy, Ranking Member Subcommittee on Federal Courts Senate Judiciary Committee Washington, DC 20510 Hon. Hank Johnson, Chairman Subcommittee on Courts, IP and the Internet House Judiciary Committee Washington, DC 20515 Hon. Darrell Issa, Ranking Member Subcommittee on Courts, IP [...]

2021-03-09T15:10:58-05:00March 9th, 2021|Judicial Oversight, Letter|

CommonDreams: Biden Attorney General Pick Merrick Garland Urged to Establish DOJ Task Force to Probe Trump Crimes

Biden Attorney General Pick Merrick Garland Urged to Establish DOJ Task Force to Probe Trump Crimes This article features Government Accountability Project and was originally published here. As President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday confirmed reporting that he will nominate Judge Merrick Garland to lead the U.S. Department of Justice, a coalition of public interest groups urged the attorney general-designate [...]

2021-01-08T16:02:43-05:00January 8th, 2021|Department of Justice, In The News, Judicial Oversight|

Coalition Letter to Members of Congress Urging Passage of the Protecting Our Democracy Act to Prevent Future Abuses of the Pardon Power

Coalition Letter to Members of Congress Urging Passage of the Protecting Our Democracy Act to Prevent Future Abuses of the Pardon Power Dear Member of Congress, We write to you as a cross-partisan coalition of thirteen organizations to urge passage of the Protecting Our Democracy Act (H.R. 8363, S.B. 4880) in order to prevent future [...]

2020-12-28T16:14:33-05:00December 28th, 2020|Department of Justice, Judicial Oversight, Letter|

The Vanguard: THE VANGUARD’s Court Watch Interns Urge Safe, Public Access to San Francisco Courts with No Success

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. THE VANGUARD’s Court Watch Interns Urge Safe, Public Access to San Francisco Courts with No Success SAN FRANCISCO – The Vanguard News Group—whose Court Watch program covers county courts throughout California—Monday paid a visit to file a grievance with San Francisco County Superior Court [...]

2020-07-07T09:05:10-04:00July 7th, 2020|In The News, Judicial Oversight|

The Vanguard: THE VANGUARD Asks SF Courts to Allow Press Access to Courtroom Proceedings

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. THE VANGUARD Asks SF Courts to Allow Press Access to Courtroom Proceedings SAN FRANCISCO – THE VANGUARD – similar to consumer groups demanding remote access to the courts on a federal level – last week officially requested that the Superior Court of San Francisco [...]

2020-04-27T08:45:47-04:00April 27th, 2020|In The News, Judicial Oversight|

Law 360: Congress Urged To Boost Court Access Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Note: this article, featuring Government Accountability Project, was originally published here. Congress Urged To Boost Court Access Amid COVID-19 Crisis More than two dozen open government groups are calling on Congress to fund real-time remote access to federal court proceedings, suspend PACER fees, broaden whistleblower protections and take other steps to ensure the coronavirus [...]

2021-09-07T15:40:55-04:00April 27th, 2020|In The News, Inspectors General, Judicial Oversight|