FGA Joins Legal Brief Pushing Back Against Biden’s Weaponized Department of Justice (DOJ) As It Continues to Target the Administration’s Political Enemies
- BY FGA
Naples, FL — Yesterday, the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) joined a coalition of groups and individuals in filing an amici curiae legal brief in support of the First Amendment rights of the Eagle Forum of Alabama. FGA finds the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) subpoena targeting this non-profit group to constitute a clear-cut example of executive branch bullying aimed at chilling the free speech rights of all groups that oppose the administration on important policy issues and is proud to stand up against this despicable action by DOJ.
On August 9, 2022, after joining the Alabama-based case, currently titled, Boe, et al. v. Marshall, et al., DOJ subpoenaed five and a half years of private, constitutionally protected information from Eagle Forum of Alabama, a group that had strongly supported the legislation at issue in the case. The information subpoenaed included all private communications of the group with legislators or anyone else regarding the legislation at issue, along with every note, meeting minutes, letter, policy goals, strategy effort, speech, presentation materials, research, polling, drafts of the bill or its amendments, and other documents and communications.
“The Biden administration has launched an intimidation campaign against a small non-profit group that has only one full-time employee. This is an effort to force the organization to exhaust its limited resources defending itself against the full force of the federal government,” stated FGA CEO and President Tarren Bragdon. “FGA will not sit idly by and watch as the Biden administration seeks to destroy its political enemies with a weaponized DOJ. FGA is proud to stand alongside the coalition of groups who are jointly filing this legal brief in defense of Eagle Forum of Alabama and the right of all people and groups to exercise their First Amendment rights without fear of government reprisal.”
Amicus signatories include:
Advancing American Freedom, Inc.
Alabama Center for Law and Liberty
America First Legal Foundation
American Family Association, Inc.
Americans United for Life
The Buckeye Institute
Cardinal Institute for West Virginia Policy
Center for Arizona Policy
Center for Family and Human Rights
Citizens United Foundation
The Commonwealth Foundation for Public Policy Alternative
Concerned Women for America
Faith & Freedom Coalition
The Family Action Council of Tennessee, Inc.
The Foundation for Government Accountability
Foundation for Moral Law
Frontline Policy Council
Independent Women’s Forum
John Locke Foundation
Judicial Watch, Inc.
The Liberty Justice Center
Louisiana Family Forum
Michigan Family Forum
Mountain States Legal Foundation
The National Right to Work Committee
Oklahoma Council of Public Affairs
Parental Rights Foundation
Pennsylvania Family Council
Protect Our Kids
Public Interest Legal Foundation
The Religious RoundTable, Inc.
Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America
Tea Party Patriots Action, Inc.
Tennessee Eagle Forum
Texas Public Policy Foundation
Congressman Robert B. Aderholt
Congressman Mo Brooks
Congressman Jerry L. Carl
Congressman Barry Moore
Congressman Gary Palmer
Congressman Mike Rogers
Alabama Sen. T. Christopher Elliott
Alabama Sen. J.T. “Jabo” Waggoner
Alabama Rep. Chip Brown
Alabama Rep. Arnold Mooney
Alabama Rep. Matt Simpson
Alabama Rep. Tim R. Wadsworth
Caroline M. Aderholt
Hans von Spakovsky
The Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) is a non-profit, multi-state think tank that promotes public policy solutions to create opportunities for every American to experience the American Dream. To learn more, visit TheFGA.org.