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News Roundup: Trump Indictment, Update from Wisconsin

On Thursday, we urged the Wisconsin Court of Appeals to uphold court decisions ordering the Office of Special Counsel — which conducted the State Assembly’s baseless and partisan investigation of…

In the Documents: Cleta Mitchell’s Emails Criticizing Increased Use of Absentee Voting

Cleta Mitchell, a lawyer who played a role in the effort to overturn the 2020 election, was given a seat on the advisory board of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission…

American Oversight Urges Appeals Court to Uphold Ruling that Wisconsin’s Office of Special Counsel Is Required to Follow State’s Open Records Law

In a brief filed on Thursday, American Oversight argued that the Wisconsin Court of Appeals should uphold court decisions ordering the office to produce documents under the state’s public records…

American Oversight Sues Florida Department of Education for Records Related to Gov. DeSantis’ Ongoing Attacks on Education

The lawsuit comes at a time of increasing alarm and urgency over attempts to politicize and reshape Florida’s education system.

This Sunshine Week, American Oversight Celebrates Six Years of Victories in Government Transparency

As American Oversight celebrates its sixth anniversary, here are six of our biggest wins for public accountability and public records transparency.

Sunshine Week 2023: Three Major Threats to Government Transparency — and Three Big Wins

This Sunshine Week, we’re highlighting serious threats to public accountability as well as major victories in government transparency.


Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin’s Anti-Critical Race Theory Tip Line

American Oversight is investigating the system set up by Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s administration to collect reports of “divisive” topics being taught in Virginia schools, part of the wider trend…

The January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol

The heavily armed, Trump-incited mob attack of Jan. 6, 2021, was an attack not just on the U.S. Capitol building, but also on democracy and the rule of law.

Texas’s ‘Forensic Audit’ of the 2020 Election

In September, the Texas secretary of state’s office announced a “full forensic audit” of the 2020 election — just hours after former President Donald Trump publicly asked Gov. Greg Abbott…