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DC Court Rules: No Power to Balance Interests, Congressional Use of Activist-‘Consultants’ Beyond Public Scrutiny

Today, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia ruled against award-winning journalist Rob Schilling’s effort to obtain records pertaining to a congressional committee’s “year long investigation” of private parties with the assistance of activist-consultants at least some of whom, donor websites boast, were provided for that very purpose. A purpose which, on […]

Congressional Climate Misinformation, Cont.

Last month, journalist Rob Schilling filed a Notice of Supplemental Authority with the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, in Schilling v. Speaker Pelosi, et al., a common law right of access lawsuit seeking records pertaining to the House Oversight Committee’s apparently unlawful (and non-ethical, per House rules) use of donor-provided outside consultants […]

Will the Real Ro Khanna Please Stand Up?: Filing in journalist’s suit against House Oversight Committee for outside-consultants records reveals Chairman’s ever-changing stories about purpose, staffing of ‘Big Oil’ investigation

“Disinformation” is a funny thing. As made clear in a filing this evening in Schilling v. Speaker Pelosi, et al., one could get whiplash from the claims by congressmen, activists and donors about whether or not “the [Oversight] committee has enlisted the aid of “a lot of people” involved in planning the Waxman hearings for […]

Climate Litigation Finance Stunner: Documents Show Figure Paid to Finance ‘Contingency Fee’ Climate Cases Soared as Cases Mounted

After initial revelations raised tax, ethical questions, charitable foundation lists ‘contingency fee’ tort firm as both gift recipient and “highest compensated independent contractor” for nearly $5 million just in 2020 Is the total from a single pass-through now $7.6 million, or a mere $5.2 million for first four years of suits? ‘What did these politicians […]

Journalist Files New Complaint Against House Oversight Committee re Use of Donor Provided Staff

Journalist Rob Schilling filed an amended complaint today in his common law right of access lawsuit against Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, other senior House officers, the House itself and its Committee on Oversight & Reform. Schilling seeks emails and other records pertaining to the Committee’s use of donor-provided consultants to help guide an […]