Entity: Florida

News Roundup: Rewriting History

February 24, 2023
Plus: Texas judge rejects efforts by Gov. Abbott and Attorney General Paxton to dismiss American Oversight’s public records lawsuit.

Ginni Thomas’ Republican Connections Raise Ethics Concerns for SCOTUS

March 8, 2022
Public records obtained by American Oversight show the degree of access Thomas and her right-wing coalition had in the Trump administration.

Email Suggests That Supreme Court Justice Thomas Had Been in Regular Contact with Florida Gov. DeSantis

February 7, 2022
In the June 2021 email, Ginni Thomas said that her husband, Justice Clarence Thomas, “has been in contact” with Gov. Ron DeSantis “on various things of late.”

Records Request to Multiple Florida Agencies Seeking Records Related to Trip to U.S.-Mexico Border

January 20, 2022
Records request to multiple Florida agencies seeking email communications and records reflecting any expenses and costs related to the specified officials' trip to the U.S.-Mexico border in July 2021.

Emails Show Industry Influence on Florida Cruise Ship Preemption Bill

December 17, 2021
Cruise industry lobbyists were heavily involved in crafting a bill that prevents Florida municipalities from placing restrictions, including those related to public health measures, on cruise ships docking at their ports.

Lawyers in Florida Attorney General’s Office Mocked December 2020 Lawsuit Seeking to Overturn Election Results

October 27, 2021
One staff member called Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton’s lawsuit “bats--t insane” — the day before Florida Attorney General Ashley Moody joined 16 other state attorneys general in supporting it.

News Roundup: Voting Rights and Trump Accountability

May 7, 2021
In addition to focusing on threats to voting rights and democracy, American Oversight has also been working to hold Trump officials accountable for their actions.

Florida DMS Communications with Private Prison Contractors Regarding Covid-19

April 19, 2021
Records from the Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) in response to American Oversight's request for email communications between senior DMS officials and private prison contractors regarding Covid-19.

Investigations Update: State Pandemic Responses, Space Command Headquarters Location, and Trump’s Refusal to Concede

February 16, 2021
See the latest in our investigations into the federal pandemic response, Trump’s efforts to overturn the election results, and the decision to put U.S. Space Command headquarters in Alabama.

Investigations Update: Florida Vaccine Distribution, Anti-Protest Measures, and Trump’s Efforts to Overturn Georgia’s Election Results

February 9, 2021
See the latest in our investigations into the coronavirus pandemic response and into officials’ attempts to interfere with democracy.