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Equal Access to Justice Act Findings
Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Two separate studies from the Government Accountability Offices (GAO) and the Notre Dame Law School confirm that legal fee reimbursements going to environmental groups suing the government, contrary to intent of Congress and without accountability for costs.

Visit the GAO page for more information. 


Download a PDF of the official GAO report on the Limited Data Avalailable on USDA and Interior Attorney Fee Claims and Payments. 


Download a PDF of the Notre Dame Law School Journal of Legislation publication. 

Boone and Crockett Club president emeritus, Lowell Baier released his findings on EAJA lawsuits impacting wildlife funding and taxpayer dollars back in February of 2011. Since then the Club has played a major role in researching this issue and possible solutions. Today’s findings further support the need to reform this Act, which has already been proposed through the Government Litigations Savings Act that was introduced to Congress in May of 2011.

For more information on EAJA and the Government Litigation savings Act visit the following feature stories found on the Boone and Crockett Club's web site:

CONGRESS CONSIDERS TESTIMONY ON LAWSUIT REFORM - November 6, 2011

CONGRESS MAY AXE SUBSIDIES FOR ACTIVIST GROUPS - May 25, 2011

LAWSUITS IMPACT WILDLIFE FUNDING, TAXPAYER DOLLARS - February 11, 2011




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