Case Number: 19-1764

News Roundup: Sham Wisconsin Election Investigation Has Rough Couple Weeks

October 15, 2021
The partisan election investigation currently underway in Wisconsin has had a bumpy couple of weeks, thanks to a series of missteps by the attorney leading the review and confusion surrounding recent subpoenas issued to various county and city officials.

ICE Emails Pertaining to Congressional Appropriations, Detention Standards, and Pregnant and Transgender Detainees

July 20, 2021
Emails from officials at Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) related to treatment of detainees as well as deaths in custody.

News Roundup: Pompeo’s Emails and Barrett’s Nomination

October 22, 2020
If there were any hopes that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo would, after having been accused of Hatch Act violations this summer, tone down his political activities as the election drew nearer, his recent pledge to release the emails of former Secretary Hillary Clinton has put those expectations to rest.

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: Hicks, Barr, Ross and Congressional Oversight

June 21, 2019
American Oversight is investigating the extent to which federal agencies are following the lead of the president in defying legislative branch oversight.

Lawsuit Seeks Records to Shed Light on Deaths of Detainees in DHS Custody

June 18, 2019
At least seven migrant children have died while in the custody of Customs and Border Protection, raising concerns about the treatment of those detained at the border and the conditions in detention centers.
(Photo: BBC News)

Complaint: American Oversight v. DHS, ICE, and CBP – Deaths in Custody

June 18, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security seeking communications of senior officials, including Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Acting Secretary Kevin McAleenan, related to the deaths of individuals detained by ICE and Border Patrol.

Records from DHS Relating to Nielsen’s Statements Regarding Deaths in DHS Custody

March 18, 2019
American Oversight requested records from DHS relating to Kirstjen Nielsen's statements regarding deaths in DHS Custody. DHS provided American Oversight with Nielsen’s written testimony for the House Judiciary Committee.  American Oversight sought these records to shed light on DHS's treatment of vulnerable detainees, including actions DHS officials have taken to address serious threats to the life of people DHS has detained.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Communications Related to Deaths in Custody and Other Matters

February 8, 2019
FOIA to DHS seeking communications of top officials with terms related to deaths of people held in custody and the treatment of detainees.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Records Related to McAleenan’s Statements About Deaths in Custody

February 8, 2019
FOIA to CBP seeking records related to Commissioner McAleenan's public statements and testimony regarding deaths in custody, including the death of Jakelin Caal Maquin.