Competitive Enterprise Institute v. U.S. Department of State.

CEI v. State Department seeks records under two Freedom of Information Act requests for documents relating to the December 2015 Paris climate agreement, including regarding State’s arguments about Paris’s “legal form”. Requests were sent Oct. 6 and Oct. 10, 2017, for emails of Trigg Talley, presently in Bonn at the Paris treaty talks, and Alexandra Costello, a Hill liaison who, a previous FOIA productions shows, corresponded with aides including Senate FRC Chairman Corker’s lawyer, to calm concerns after the NYT reported in August 2014 that Obama would declare Paris was not a treaty. Corker’s lawyer objected to the “disturbing contempt” for the Senate’s constitutional treaty role. CEI seeks to educate the public on State’s efforts to avoid Senate scrutiny.