FOIA Number: DOJ-18-0398

DOJ Communications Regarding Judicial Nominations and the ACA

July 23, 2021
Records from the Department of Justice of communications from specific groups working on judicial nominations in response to American Oversight's request for records reflecting communications between attorneys involved in challenges to the Affordable Care Act, and Michael Cannon, Director of Health Policy Studies for the Cato Institute.

New Records Illustrate Extensive Influence Wielded by Leader of Group Pushing Conservative Judicial Agenda

September 24, 2020
Documents obtained by American Oversight provide new details on Federalist Society co-chair Leonard Leo’s involvement in federal judicial nominations, including to the U.S. Supreme Court.

New Lawsuit Seeks Evidence of Outside Influence on Judicial Nominations

April 1, 2019
The lawsuit targets communications between the Justice Department and outside groups like the Heritage Foundation and the Federalist Society.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ – Judicial Nominations Influence

April 1, 2019
American Oversight's lawsuit against the Justice Department Justice to shed light on the influence that outside groups and individuals, including the Federalist Society’s Leonard Leo and the Heritage Foundation’s John Malcom, may have exercised over the Trump administration’s judicial nominations.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding Outside Influence on Supreme Court Nominations

July 9, 2018
FOIA to the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking communications with Leonard Leo, John Malcolm, Senator Mitch McConnell, Senator Michael Lee, or any of the nine current Justices serving on the Supreme Court to shed light on outside influences on Supreme Court nominations.