Description: Lawsuit seeking records of James Hansen pertaining to his outside employment and revenue generation.
American Tradition Institute v. NASA
Filing Date Type File Action Taken Summary 02/18/2012 Stipulation Download Stipulation filed resolving attorney's fees issue. NASA agreed to pay American Tradition Institute $10,887.50 to settle claims for costs, fees, and other expenses. 12/22/2011 Minute Order Minute order issued dismissing action without prejudice. 06/21/2011 Complaint Download Complaint filed. A conservative nonprofit organization filed a lawsuit under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) seeking to force NASA to release ethics records for Dr. James Hansen, specifically records that pertain to his outside employment, revenue generation, and advocacy activities. In January 2011, the organization filed a FOIA request with NASA, which refused to release the records on the grounds that it would constitute an unwarranted violation of Dr. Hansen’s privacy rights.