Case Number: 18-9363

News Roundup: Trump and Barr Unleash Attack on Protesters — and the Constitution

June 5, 2020
The irony of protests against police brutality being met with violent escalation by law enforcement is perhaps matched only by the authoritarianism of the president and attorney general. 
(Photo: Ted Eytan)

Opinion and Order: NAACP v. DOJ – Census Citizenship Question

June 4, 2020
Opinion and order issued by the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, ruling that the DOJ has conducted inadequate searches for records requested by the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. 

News Roundup: Setbacks for Freedom of Information

June 28, 2019
Supreme Court decisions, limits on FOIA, and Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's D.C. landlord.
(Photo: Paul A. Fagan)

News Roundup: Trump Administration’s Defiance of Congressional Subpoenas

April 26, 2019
Trump and his administration are refusing to even negotiate in good faith with congressional investigators.

LDF and American Oversight File Lawsuit for DOJ Records of Census Citizenship Question

October 15, 2018
The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF) have sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) to compel the release of records detailing the department's role in the decision to reinstate a citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 U.S. Census. The lawsuit filed Friday by LDF, along with non-partisan ethics watchdog American Oversight, asks the court to order DOJ to comply with a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request submitted by LDF seeking a range of documents about the citizenship question.

Complaint: NAACP LDF v DOJ – Census Citizenship Question

October 12, 2018
Lawsuit filed by the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund against the Department of Justice, seeking the release of records related to the inclusion of the a citizenship question on the upcoming 2020 Census. American Oversight is serving as co-counsel in this litigation.