Entity: Department of Justice

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Declaration of John Gore Related to His Use of Personal Email for Official Purposes

July 10, 2019
FOIA to DOJ seeking declaration executed by John Gore in support of a motion to prevent a search of his personal email accounts for communications concerning official agency business.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Communications with Thomas Hofeller and Mark Neuman

July 9, 2019
FOIA to Department of Justice seeking all email communications between specified agency personnel involved in discussions about the addition of a citizenship question to the 2020 census and Thomas Hofeller or A. Mark Neuman.

Celebrating Government Transparency This Fourth of July

July 4, 2019
As Trump attempts to turn what has traditionally been a nonpartisan celebration into a party for donors, we're celebrating the power that an informed public can have in a democracy.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Any Legal Analysis Supporting State’s Emergency Declaration to Sell Arms to Middle Eastern Countries

July 3, 2019
FOIA to DOJ requesting any legal analysis supporting or relied on for Secretary Pompeo's determination that an emergency exists requiring the immediate sale of arms to Middle Eastern countries, including analysis regarding the legality of using such an emergency declaration or State Department's ability to use a declaration to waive congressional review requirements.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Any Records Reflecting Legal Analysis Supporting State’s Emergency Declaration to Sell Arms to Middle Eastern Countries

July 3, 2019
FOIA to DOJ requesting any records reflecting legal analysis supporting or relied on for Secretary Pompeo's determination that an emergency exists requiring the immediate sale of arms to Middle Eastern countries, including analysis regarding the legality of using such an emergency declaration or State Department's ability to use a declaration to waive congressional review requirements.

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)

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ – Miranda Communications

June 28, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against Department of Justice seeking communications between Manuel Miranda and DOJ offices in order to shed light on a scandal associated with Supreme Court Justice Kavanaugh.

No Records Response from DOJ Regarding Legal Analysis Concerning Attorney General Sessions’ Role In Firing Deputy Director Andrew McCabe

June 28, 2019
The Justice Management Division of the Department of Justice stated that it had no records of legal analysis or recusals related to Attorney General Sessions' role in firing FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. American Oversight asked for these records to understand whether and to what extent political considerations outweighed ethical and legal principles in the firing of a career, non-political federal employee.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding Conservative Influence over Changing U.S. Strategy Towards Women and LGBT Rights

June 25, 2019
FOIA to DOJ's Office on Violence Against Women determining the extent of conservative, anti-abortion, and anti-LGBT groups' influence on the U.S. delegation to the UN Committee on the Status of Women.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Records Reflecting Communications Between the Agency and the White House Counsel Staff Regarding Congressional Oversight

June 24, 2019
FOIA to DOJ seeking records reflecting communications between the agency and the White House Counsel staff regarding congressional oversight in light of the administration's unprecedented efforts to resist oversight.