This week, questions remain about how $107 million raised by President Donald Trump’s inaugural committee was spent, the President has been personally named in an emolument lawsuit and a sale by the Kushner Companies is raising conflict of interest concerns.Continue reading
Group plans to sue FEC after dark money deadlock
A public interest group plans to file suit against the FEC for failing to take action against Crossroads GPS, a conservative nonprofit group that never registered as a political committee.Continue reading
FOIA Santa Comes Early to Sunlight!
Recently, Sunlight filed our first FOIA lawsuit against the GSA to get 14 years of data - we got almost everything we wanted, but some info was withheld. Now we've got all the data - and no black redaction bars!Continue reading
A FOIA Victory for Sunlight and Spending Transparency
Just two days after the filing of Sunlight’s first lawsuit, and after more than five months of agency recalcitrance, we received the documents we sued for under the Freedom of Information Act.Continue reading
Sunlight Foundation Files its First Freedom of Information Act Lawsuit
Today the Sunlight Foundation filed its very first Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit. In May 2013, we sent a FOIA request to the General Services Administration (GSA) requesting a copy of all contract notices that had been posted on Fedbizopps.gov since 2000. These notices would allow members of the press, researchers, and our developers to analyze government spending patterns, to look for inaccuracies, corruption, and waste.
Despite our repeated inquiries and reminders, Sunlight never heard back from the GSA about our FOIA request in the more than five months since then. So we decided to take action.Continue reading