‘Does Not Offer Any Opposing Viewpoints’: Inside Florida’s Reviews of AP African American Studies Course

Records obtained by American Oversight offer a glimpse into the Florida Department of Education’s review of the course, including concerns that it presented only “one side” in discussions of slavery.
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News Roundup: Cochise County Charges

December 1, 2023
This week, two officials from Cochise County, Ariz., were indicted by a state grand jury after having refused to meet the legal deadline for certifying the state’s 2022 midterm election results.

American Oversight and Other Groups File Amicus Brief in Support of Lawsuit Challenging DeSantis’ ‘Stop WOKE’ Act

November 30, 2023
American Oversight and other groups filed the brief in support of professors and a student at public universities in Florida who allege in a lawsuit that racial animus drove the enactment of last year’s “Stop WOKE” Act.

American Oversight Statement on Wisconsin Court Decision Regarding Secret Impeachment Panel Lawsuit

November 28, 2023
On Tuesday, the Dane County Circuit Court granted Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Vos’ motion to dismiss the open meetings portion of our lawsuit against Vos and his panel — our public records claims will proceed.

News Roundup: Trump’s Authoritarian Impulses

November 17, 2023
As fake electors face criminal charges in Georgia and Michigan, the Nevada attorney general is also reportedly also investigating the Trump supporters who signed their name to the false certificate.

News Roundup: Investigating Efforts to Restrict Abortion Rights

November 10, 2023
In Tuesday’s elections, voters in three states sent a clear signal that limiting reproductive freedom is unpopular. We’re investigating other states’ efforts to restrict abortion.

Wisconsin judge orders former Chief Justice to release impeachment panel records

November 10, 2023
The Dane County Circuit Court today ordered former Wisconsin Chief Justice Patience Roggensack to release records requested by American Oversight related to Assembly Speaker Vos’ secret impeachment panel.

News Roundup: Threats to Public Records Access in the States

November 3, 2023
Gov. Ron DeSantis and Florida AG Moody have filed a brief asking a state appeals court to uphold a lower court’s ruling allowing DeSantis to withhold the release of records by claiming “executive privilege.”

News Roundup: Accountability in Georgia for Election Lies

October 27, 2023
Four defendants charged alongside Donald Trump in the Fulton County election interference case have now pleaded guilty.

News Roundup: Reinventing the Wheel — But Making It Worse

October 20, 2023
This week: Problematic replacements for a key voter-roll maintenance tool, efforts to hide redistricting-related plans from the public, and an update from our Wisconsin litigation.