Jurisdiction: Federal

American Oversight Sues for Records of Federal Protest Crackdown

August 7, 2020
The lawsuit seeks documents detailing the use of force to suppress protests in Lafayette Square and beyond, including the role of Attorney General Barr.
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Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ, DHS, CBP, ICE, DOD and NGB – Federal Deployment Orders and Use of Force Guidelines at Protests

August 7, 2020
American Oversight lawsuit against the Department of Justice, the Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Defense, and the National Guard Bureau for records reflecting directives, assessments, and deployment orders regarding federal law enforcement response to protests. This lawsuit also seeks guidance given to federal forces regarding self-identification and display of badges when responding to demonstrations, as well as use-of-force guidelines.

News Roundup: The Levers of Power

August 6, 2020
Americans may have long taken for granted the reliability of the national mail service and the accuracy of the decennial census. But it seems the Trump administration is doing its best to make sure we won’t do so again.

FOIA to DOJ for Records Regarding Operation Legend Funding

August 5, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice for records reflecting Bureau of Justice Assistance funding for Operation Legend.

American Oversight Calls on Justice Department to Investigate Gene Hamilton

August 5, 2020
Documents we obtained strongly suggest the senior DOJ official made misleading statements — and may have lied under oath — during a 2019 deposition.

FOIA to DOJ U.S. Attorneys’ Office Seeking Communications About Operation Legend

August 5, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice's Executive Office of U.S. Attorneys seeking the communications of U.S. attorneys regarding Operation Legend.

FOIA to DOJ Criminal Division Seeking Communications Regarding Operation Legend

August 5, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice's Criminal Division seeking the communications of top officials regarding Operation Legend.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Communications Regarding Operation Legend

August 5, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice seeking the communications of top officials regarding Operation Legend.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Operation Legend Arrest Data

August 5, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking documents regarding arrests performed by personnel deployed as part of the DOJ's Operation Legend.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Seeking Numbers of Personnel Deployed in Operation Legend

August 5, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) seeking records regarding the number of federal personnel deployed to American cities as part of Operation Legend.