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Greenhouse Gases Supreme Court Brief 12/11/2013Landmark Legal Foundation today filed it's Amicus Curiae ("Friend of the Court") brief challenging the EPA's Authority to Regulate Greenhouse Gases.
Energy Department's Notice for Public Comment for Landmark Complaint! 8/15/2013Landmark petitioned the Energy Department to put out for public comment a major increase in the cost impact of a metric ton of carbon. The Department is essentially granting Landmark's petition by putting our complaint out for comment.
Landmark Wins Discovery in EPA FOIA Case! 8/14/2013Federal District Judge Royce C. Lamberth's opinion ordering the EPA to submit to discovery by Landmark in its FOIA lawsuit to identify possible politicization of the Agency's rulemaking process.
Judge Lamberth's Order in EPA FOIA Case 8/14/2013Judge Lamberth's Order in the EPA FOIA Case.
Landmark Opposes EPA Summary Judgment Motion 6/4/2013Landmark today asked a federal court to reject the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) effort to shut down Landmark's efforts to force the Agency to produce documents related to the involvement of nonprofit environmental groups in EPA rulemaking.
Landmark Petitions Supreme Court on EPA "Greenhouse Gases" Case 5/22/2013Landmark has filed a petition asking the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the issue of whether the EPA has the power to regulate "greenhouse gases" relating to global warming.
Landmark Files Amicus in "Employer Mandate" Obamacare Case 3/7/2013Landmark Legal Foundation has filed an amicus curiae brief attacking the "Employer Mandate" provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, or Obamacare).
Landmark Reacts to Appeals Court Victory in Recess Appointment Case 1/25/2013Landmark Legal Foundation issued this statement about the Appeals Court decision in the Recess Appointment case.
Landmark Stands Up for Arizona's Efforts to Defend Integrity of Elections 12/14/2012Landmark has filed an amicus curiae brief ("friend of the court") brief in defense of Arizona's efforts to prevent illegal aliens from voting in state elections.
LANDMARK SEEKS INJUNCTION IN EPA CASE - AGENCY NEEDS TO PRESERVE DOCUMENTS 12/12/2012Landmark Legal Foundation today asked the Court to issue a preliminary injunction to ensure that the EPA is preserving all of the documents Landmark seeks in its Freedom of Information Act lawsuit against the Agency.
Landmark Files Amicus Brief in NLRB Recess Appointments Suit. 12/6/2012Landmark has filed a new "Friend of the Court" brief in support of the Noel Canning Company challenge to President Obama's unconstitutional "recess" appointments to the National Labor Relations Board.
Landmark Sues EPA For Stonewalling On Post-Election Flood of New Regs 10/23/2012Landmark Legal Foundation has filed suit against the EPA for the Agency's failure to produce information about regulations the EPA will issue after the November 6th election.
Landmark Legal Foundation Accuses EPA of Greenhouse Gas Power Grab 5/29/2012Landmark Legal Foundation has filed comments relating to the EPA's proposed regulation that would create greenhouse gas limits on electrical power plants.
Landmark Seeks Probe of IRS Abuses of Tea Party Nonprofits. 3/23/2012Landmark Legal Foundation has asked the Treasury Department's Inspector General to investigate IRS abuses of Tea Party nonprofit groups.
Landmark Launches Complaint Against Wisconsin Judges Who Signed Walker Recall Petitions. 3/20/2012Landmark's letter to the Wisconsin Judicial Commission Calling for Investigations into 29 judges who signed petitions to recall Governor Scott Walker.
Landmark Attacks Obamacare 'Individual Mandate' in U.S. Supreme Court Brief 2/10/2012Landmark's latest filing in the Obamacare litigation attacks the "individual mandate." Landmark's brief was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in advance of oral arguments in the case.
Landmark Asks Supreme Court to Back Arizona Anti-illegal immigrant Bill 2/8/2012Landmark has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to throw out the preliminary injunction issued by the Ninth Circuit District Court preventing the implementation of the law.
Landmark Challenges Obama Justice Dept. in Alabama Anti-Illegal Immigration Law. 1/9/2012Landmark's friend of the court brief in the Alabama immigration lawsuit brought by the Obama Justice Department.
Landmark Joins Wisconsin Battle Against Public Sector Unions 11/18/2011Landmark has filed an amicus curiae (friend of the court) brief in support of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker's effort to treat public sector unions like the Wisconsin affiliate of the National Education Association the same as other unions in the st
Landmark Asks Supreme Court to Take Up "Obamacare" As Quickly As Possible. 10/21/2011Landmark has filed a "friend of the court" brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking the Court to short-circuit the trial and appeals processes going on in conflicting cases challenging "Obamacare" around the country, and to take up the issue for fina
Landmark Seeks Immediate Supreme Court Hearing on Arizona Immigration Law. 9/12/2011Landmark Legal Foundation has joined the State of Arizona in seeking immediate Supreme Court consideration of its appeal of a lower court's temporary injunction preventing the state's new immigration law from taking effect.
Landmark Files First Brief in Florida Obamacare Case 5/11/2011Landmark was invited by one of the lead parties in the Florida Obamacare case to file an amicus curiae ("Friend of the Court") brief supporting the federal district court's decision that the Obamacare legislation was unconstitutional.
Landmark Launches IRS Complaint Over AFSCME'S Political Expenditures. 4/11/2011Landmark today filed a complaint with the IRS over AFSCME's failure to pay federal income tax on millions in general revenue funds spent on political activities. Like all unions, AFSME is required by the Internal Revenue Code to report and pay taxes
Landmark Files Amicus Curiae Appeal Brief in Virginia Obamacare Case. 4/5/2011Landmark has filed an amicus curiae brief in defense of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the federal government's appeal of the Commonwealth's challenge to Obamacare.
LANDMARK FILES IRS COMPLAINT AGAINST NEA. 3/17/2011Landmark Legal Foundation has filed a complaint with the IRS over the National Education Association's (NEA)failure to properly report and pay taxes on general revenue funds that the union used for political purposes.
Landmark Challenges Obama Justice Dept. in Alabama Anti-Illegal Immigration Law. 1/9/2011Landmark's friend of the court brief supporting Alabama's appeal of a preliminary injunction granted to the Obama Justice Dept. in its challenge to the new law.
LANDMARK PRAISES COURT RULING IN VA "OBAMACARE" SUIT 12/13/2010Landmark President Mark R. Levin reacts to the federal court ruling against "Obamacare."
Landmark Files Amicus Brief Supporting Virginia's Obamacare Summary Judgement Motion. 10/5/2010Landmark has filed an Amicus Curiae ("friend of the court")brief supporting the Commonwealth of Virginia's motion for summary judgement in its suit challenging Obamacare.
Landmark Files Amicus Brief in Arizona Immigration Law Appeal 9/2/2010Landmark Legal Foundation today filed an amicus curiae brief in support of Arizona's appeal of the district court's preliminary injunction ruling preventing the implementation of Arizona's immigration law.
Landmark Files Amicus Curiae Brief In Support of Arizona Immigration Law 7/14/2010Landmark Legal Foundation has filed a detailed Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) Brief in support of the State of Arizona and its recently enacted law requiring suspected illegal aliens to produce proof of their legal immigration status, in accorda
Landmark Files First Amicus Curiae Brief in Virginia Comonwealth Case Against Obamacare 6/18/2010Landmark's Amicus Curiae Brief in the case brought by the Virginia Attorney General's office challenging "Obamacare."
Landmark Seeks IRS Probe of Unions' $100M "Campaign to Save Democrat Majorities" 5/24/2010Landmark Legal Foundation has asked the IRS to investigate a $100,000,000 "incumbent protection program," by the AFL-CIO, SEIU and AFSCME to elect Democratic candidates for the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate this year.
Landmark's "Slaughter Rule" Complaint 3/20/2010This is the text in final form of Landmark's complaint to be filed in District Court if the House leadership uses the "Slaughter Rule" to enact healthcare reform.
Landmark Legal Foundation to File Suit to Stop President's Health Plan if 'Slaughter Rule' is Used. 3/17/2010Landmark warns House leadership that it will file suit if the "Slaughter Rule" is used to "deem" the Senate Health Bill passed without a House vote.
Landmark Seeks Information on HHS Attack on Humana 9/23/2009Landmark Legal Foundation has made a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)request of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for information relating to printed reports that the Department put pressure on the Humana Hospital system for telling i
Landmark Ask CIA For Documents on Congressional Briefings About "Enhanced Interrogations." 4/28/2009Landmark's Freedom of Information Act Request for information relating to briefings of members of Congress about "enhanced interrogations" of enemy combatants.
Landmark Files Amicus Brief Citing Abuse of Constitutional Authority in Libby Case 8/20/2007Landmark Legal Foundation was the only public interest legal group to file an amicus brief in the prosecution of I. Lewis Libby by Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald. Landmark's brief addressed the issue of abuse of the "appointments clause" of the
Landmark Legal Foundation Nominates Rush Limbaugh For 2007 Nobel Peace Prize 2/1/2007 
Inspector General's Report on the Sandy Berger Investigation 12/22/2006A .pdf file of the full report of the OIG's office on former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger's attempt to impede the 9/11 Commission's investigations. (Because this is a large file, some users may have to download it before viewing.)
Clinton Library Rejects Landmark's Request for Berger Documents 12/21/2006On October 18, 2006, The Clinton Presidential Library rejected Landmark's for all copies of the Millennium After Action Review document, that former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger attempted to smuggle out of the National Archives to prevent t
Clinton LIbrary Rejects Landmark's Appeal to Release Berger Documents 12/21/2006On December 15, 2006, the Clinton Library rejected Landmark's appeal for the documents former National Security Advisor Sandy Berger tried to smuggle out of the National Archives.
Human Events - Term Limit Justices, Let Congress Veto Court Rulings 12/19/2006Landmark President Mark Levin authored an article on how the Court has abused its constitutional authority and offered suggestions on repairing the balance of power between the three branches of the federal government.
Gitmo Guards Often Attacked by Detainees 7/31/2006A FOIA request by Landmark unearthed repeated abuses of guards at the Guantanamo Bay facility for housing terrorist and enemy combatants from Afghanistan and Iraq.
Travis County DA Stonwalling Landmark's Public Information Request 2/10/2006Landmark responds to the Travis County (Texas)District Attorney's attempts to stonewall the Foundation's public information request in relation the production of the film "The Big Buy" about the prosecution of former House Majority Leader, Tom DeLay.
Landmark Calls on Texas Attorney General to Investigate Travis County DA 2/7/2006Landmark asks the Texas Attorney General's office to investigate the Travis County District Attorney for failing to comply with Landmark's open records act request for documents relating to the district attorney's investigation into former House Majo
Landmark Challenges DeLay Prosecutor on Withholding documents 11/2/2005The prosecutor in the Thomas DeLay case refused to produce documents in response to a request from Landmark. This is Landmark's responses to the prosecutor's answers.
Landmark Responds to DeLay Prosecutor 10/21/2005The prosecutor's office in Texas answered Landmark's public document request for clarification of the Foundation's original search perimeters. This is Landmark's answer to that request.
DeLay Prosecutor Answers Landmark's Document Request 10/21/2005 
DeLay Prosecutor Answers Landmark's Document Request - Page 2 10/21/2005Page 2 of the Travis County Prosecutor's Office answer to Landmark's document request.
Landmark Answers Palm Beach States' Attorney 10/20/2005Landmark responds to the Palm Beach County States Attorney's Office attempt to stonewall the production of documents Landmark requested.
Palm Beach County State's Attorney Responds to Landmark 10/17/2005The Palm Beach County States Attorney's Office has responded to Landmark's Public Information request for information concerning leaks by that office in the investigation of Rush Limbaugh.
Landmark Seeks Records from Palm Beach Prosecutor 10/12/2005With numerous leaks of privileged information in the Palm Beach County State's Attorney's office in Florida, Landmark is seeking a variety of information on the activities of the prosecutor and other attorneys in the office.
Washington Post - Bush the Conservative v. Bush the Pragmatist 10/9/2005An article in the Washington Post featuring comments by Landmark President Mark R. Levin on the nomination of Harriet Miers to be an associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court
Landmark Confronts Palm Beach Prosecutor on Limbaugh Leaks 10/4/2005Landmark challenges Palm Beach County State's Attorney Barry Krisher over media leaks in the Rush Limbaugh investigation.
Landmark Seeks Delay Prosecutor's Film Records 10/4/2005Landmark has asked Texas Prosecutor Ronnie Earle for all records relating to his cooperation with a film made about his prosecution of House Majority Leader Tom Delay
Threats Against The Truth 4/19/2005April 19, 2005
Washington Times - Republicans see conflict, urge Gorelick to quit panel 4/15/2005Pressure is growing for Jamie S. Gorelick to resign from the September 11 commission for what the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee has called "an inherent conflict of interest." Ms. Gorelick, who served in the No. 2 position in the Clinton J
Landmark's Letter to Senator Kennedy Over His Assault on the Judiciary 4/6/2005April 6, 2005 - In a letter today to Senator Edward M. Kennedy (D-MA) Landmark President Mark R. Levin called on the Senator to stop the the inflammatory rhetoric he and other senators have used against judges and judicial nominees.
LANDMARK DEMANDS KENNEDY STOP ASSAULT ON JUDICIARY 4/6/2005April 6, 2005 - Landmark's news release accompanying the Foundation's letter to Senator Kennedy about inflammatory rhetoric he and other senators have used in relation to Federal judges and hd
The Washington Times - The stakes are high 1/26/2005Gary L. McDowell, the Tyler Haynes Professor of Leadership Studies and Political Science at the University of Richmond, reviews Mark Levin's new book, "Men In Black: How the Supreme Court is Detroying America" (2005, Regnery Publishing). McDowell is
The Washington Times - Abuse of power 1/11/2005January 11, 2005 - In an op-ed in today's Washington Times Landmark President Mark R. Levin discusses the unconstitutionality of efforts by the Democrats in the Senate to filibuster judicial nominees.
Wall Street Journal - Split Decision: Bush Faces Judicial Test 1/4/2005January 4, 2005 - Landmark President Mark R. Levin is quoted in a Wall Street Journal article on potential strategies for future nominations to the Supreme Court.
UPI - Analysis: Rehnquist's advice for the right 1/4/200512:01 AM WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- Chief Justice William Rehnquist, in his annual report released by the Supreme Court on New Year's Day, warned that trying to remove "activist judges" because of unpopular decisions would endanger an independent
Washington Times - Republicans see conflict, urge Gorelick to quit panel 4/15/2004April 15, 2004
National Review - Millennial Mistake 4/15/2004Landmark President Mark R. Levin explains why the Milliennium After Action Review documents the Foundation is seeking are so critical to a broader understanding of the Clinton Administration's approach to fighting terrorist organizations prior to 9/1
AP - Sensenbrenner calls on Gorelick to resign from Sept. 11 commission 4/14/2004April 14, 2004
Landmark Calls For Gorelick To Step Aside From 9/11 Commission 4/13/2004April 13, 2004
Landmark's Reply to ASAO Selvig's Response to Bar Complaint 3/8/2004March 8, 2004
Associated Press - Landmark Reacts to Selvig Bar Complaint Response 3/7/2004March 7, 2004
ASAO Selvig's Response to Landmark's Florida Bar Complaint - Part 3 3/5/2004March 5, 2004
ASAO Selvig's Response to Landmark's Florida Bar Complaint 3/5/2004ASAO Selvig's Response to Landmark's Florida Bar Complaint
ASAO Selvig's Response to Landmark's Florida Bar Complaint - Part 2 3/5/2004March 5, 2004
Landmark's Reply to ASAO Selvig's Response to Landmark's Florida Bar Complaint 3/5/2004March 5, 2004
Palm Beach Post - Conservative Legal Group Pressing Bar On Krischer 2/19/2004February 19, 2004 - By Susan Spencer-Wendel, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Florida Bar's Initial Response to Landmark Complaint - Page 3 2/18/2004February 18, 2004
Florida Bar's Initial Response to Landmark Complaint 2/18/2004February 18, 2004
Florida Bar's Initial Response to Landmark Complaint - Page 2 2/18/2004February 18. 2004
Palm Beach Post - Two Florida legal organizations blast prosecutors in Limbaugh case 1/29/2004January 29, 2004 - By John Pacenti, Palm Beach Post Staff Writer
Sun Sentinel - Palm Beach prosecutor slammed by state lawyer for releasing Limbaugh plea letters 1/29/2004January 29, 2004 - By Peter Franceschina, Staff Writer
Florida Attorney General's Response to the State Attorney's Office Memo 1/29/2004January 29, 2004
LANDMARK FILING ETHICS COMPLAINT AGAINST PALM BEACH PROSECUTOR 1/28/2004Florida Bar asked to investigate falsification of public records
Landmark's Complaint to the Florida Bar 1/28/2004Landmark's Complaint to the Florida Bar
Florida Bar Call Log about Release of Limbaugh Documents 1/27/2004January 27, 2004
State Attorney Office's Memo on the Release of Limbaugh Documents 1/27/2004January 27, 2004
Landmark Asks Palm Beach State's Attorney to Preserve Limbaugh Documents 1/17/2004January 17, 2004
Palm Beach Daily News - Limbaugh finds new advocate in probe 1/16/2004Friday, Jan. 16, 2004
South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Law firm seeks Limbaugh records in search for leak 1/16/2004January 16 2004
Landmark's Letter to Palm Beach County Attorney's Office 1/15/2004January 15, 2004
The Wall Street Journal - IRS Confidential 8/27/2003August 27, 2003 -- An editorial in today's Wall Street Journal discusses the Justice Department Office of Professional Responsibility's disposition of Landmark's 2002 complaint over the disclosure by government attorney's of third-party, priva
Washington Times Inside Politics - Carl Levin's Sources 7/16/200307/16/2003 -- Landmark's letter to Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) concerning recent claims by the Senator about Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs) in Iraq is highlighted in the newspaper's "Inside Politics" column.
News Release: Letter to Senator Carl Levin and WMDs 7/15/200307/15/2003 -- Landmark sent the following letter to Senator Carl Levin today concerning statements the Senator has made regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction in Iraq.
Tax Notes - Was DOJ Attorney Unfairly Maligned in Release of KPMG Client Names? 8/16/20028/16/2002 - An article in the journal Tax Notes discusses Landmark's complaint over the release of taxpayer information in the government's prosecution of KPMG and BDO Seidman.
Wall Street Journal - Protecting Tax Privacy 7/25/20027/25/2002 -- An editorial in today's Wall Street Journal discusses Landmark's complaint to the Justice Department over disclosures of taxpayer information in the IRS' lawsuit against the accounting firm of KPMG.
The Washington Times - Foundation Seeks Probe of Justice's Tax-Case Ploy 7/24/20027/24/2002 -- An article in today's Washington Times highlights Landmarks complaint to the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility over the release of taxpayer information in an IRS lawsuit against the accounting firm of KPMG
Landmark Files Complaint Over Government's Release of Taxpayer Information 7/23/20027/23/2002 -- Landmark today filed a complaint with the Justice Department's Office of Professional Responsibility over the public disclosure by Justice Department attorneys of the names of potential investors in a tax shelter program offered by KPMG
Landmark's News Release on Its OPR Complaint 7/23/20027/23/2002 -- Landmark's news release about its complaint to the Office Professional Responsibility today concerning the release of taxpayer information in an IRS lawsuit against the accounting firm of KPMG.
The Wall Street Journal - The IRS Out of Control 7/17/2002July 17, 2002 -- The Wall Street Journal's lead editorial on the latest abuses at the IRS discusses Landmark's experience in its lawsuit against the agency.
Washington Times - Leahy asked to quit panel leadership 6/5/20026/5/2002 - An article in today's Washington Times discusses Landmark's call for Senator Patrick Leahy to step aside as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee while the Committee is investigating U.S. intelligence operations related to the
Landmark Calls on Leahy to Step Aside on September 11 Probe 6/4/20026/4/2002 -- Landmark today called on Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) to step aside as the leader of the investigation into the U.S. intelligence operations relating to the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. In 1987, Leahy wa
Sen. Daschle Photo - No. 2 2/22/2002Sen. Daschle Photo - No. 2
Sen. Daschle Photo - No. 3 2/22/2002Sen. Daschle Photo - No. 3
Sen. Daschle at Mt. Rushmore Fundraising Event - Photo No.1 2/22/20022/22/2002 - Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD) hosted an illegal campaign fundraising event at Mt. Rushmore on September 13, 1997. The event was the subject of an ethics complaint filed with the Senate Ethics Committee by Landmark Legal Foundation. The Sen
The Washington Times - Probe of civil rights panelist urged 12/20/200112/20/01 -- An article in today's Washington Times discusses Landmark's formal request yesterday for Justice Department action on the refusal of former Civil Rights Commissioner Victoria Wilson to leave office when her term ended on November 29, 2001
Landmark's Letter on Former Civil Rights Commissioner Wilson 12/19/200112/19/2001
Landmark Calls For Justice Dept. Investigation Into Former Civil Rights Commissioner Who Refuses To Leave Office 12/19/200112/19/2001 -- Landmark's news release on its letter to Attorney General John Ashcroft and U.S. Attorney Roscoe Howard on former Civil Rights Commissioner Victoria Wilson.
Justice and History Catch Up With Clinton 10/1/200110/01/2001 - Landmark's comments on the suspension by the U.S. Supreme Court of former President Bill Clinton's right to practice law before the highest court in the nation. In September, 1998, Landmark filed for the contempt of court order that tri
Associated Press - Clinton Disbarred From Supreme Court 10/1/200110/1/2001 - Landmark President Mark Levin is featured in the Associated Press' coverage of former President Clinton's suspension from the U.S. Supreme Court bar.
Ronald Reagan Award Presented to Landmark's President Mark Levin 2/21/20012/21/2001 - The text of a news release announcing that Landmark President Mark R. Levin was presented with the Ronald Reagan Award by the American Conservative Union Foundation at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) last week.
Ronald Reagan: The Great Communicator 2/6/20012/6/2001 - A tribute by Landmark President Mark R. Levin to former President Ronald Reagan on Mr. Reagan's 90th birthday. The tribute appeared on the National Review Online website today.
Capital Research Center - Government Grants Support Policy Groups in Ashcroft Debate 2/2/20012/2/2001 - News release by the Capital Research Center concerning political activities by nonprofit organizations. The news release was an attachment to Landmark's 501c Project complaint to the IRS.
Landmark's 501c Project Letter to the IRS 2/2/20012/2/2001 -- Landmark's letter to the IRS regarding political activities by nonprofit organizations. The complaint was part of Landmark's 501c Project.
Inside the Anti-Ashcroft War Room - They're vowing to make this one bigger than Bork. 2/2/20012/2/2001 - An article from the National Review Online website by Byron York detailing the political activities by nonprofits to defeat the nomination of John Ashcroft for Attorney General.
Coleman Letter About Nonprofits Groups' Political Activities 2/2/20012/2/2001 - Letter from former IRS exempt organizations chief on the laws concerning political activities by nonprofit organizations in connection with the nomination of John Ashcroft to be Attorney General.

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