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Public Citizen Files Lawsuit Against President Richard Nixon

By January 24, 1972

Ralph Nader’s group, Public Citizen, the Federation of Homemakers, and the D.C. Consumer’s Association file a lawsuit alleging that President Richard Nixon had accepted money from milk co-ops in return for favorable treatment from the Department of Agriculture for lowering milk prices. Public Citizen also filed a suit against the Department of Justice for failure to enforce the Federal Election Campaign Act. Additionally, Public Citizen and the National Committee for an Effective Congress petition the Securities and Exchange Commission to compel corporations to disclose their election-related transactions. In response, President Nixon voluntarily discloses sources of $5 million in donations. Subsequently, Nixon is ordered by a federal court to disclose the sources of the remaining donations.


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