What Caused the Financial Crisis?
In the aftermath of the 2008 financial meltdown, the U.S. government launched a vast investigation, but it still doesn't want you to know the details of what it found. In January 2011, the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission (FCIC) created by Congress put out its final report, but it only released a portion of all the source documents it scoured. Last year the government accountability group Cause of Action filed a lawsuit seeking the release of those documents. The DC district court announced it was dismissing the case, but it is not over yet. COA vowed on Tuesday that it will appeal the decision.