I finally got a chance to read the ASA lawsuit filing (large pdf file) in U.S. Circuit Court resulting from its years of following through with a Data Quality Act challenge against the Department of Health and Human Services.
They do a nice job recapping the years of delay and illegal non-responsiveness on the part of HHS, and conclude with:
VIII. RELIEF SOUGHT
WHEREFORE, ASA, on behalf of itself, its constituents, and others similarly situated, seeks the following relief:
- A declaration that the HHS’ denial of ASA’s petition and administrative appeal is arbitrary and capricious, an abuse of discretion, and not in accordance with law under the APA;
- A permanent injunction:
- enjoining defendants from continuing to disseminate statements that
marijuana “has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States;” and
- requiring HHS to make appropriate corrections to all statements that it has
disseminated that marijuana “has no currently accepted medical use in
treatment in the United States;”
- Costs and attorneys fees incurred in this action; and
- Such other and further relief as may be just and proper.
We’ll see what happens.