Jurisdiction: Federal

Complaint: American Oversight v. Census Bureau and Commerce – 2020 Census Implementation

July 31, 2020
Lawsuit filed by American Oversight against the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Commerce for directives and communications regarding the implementation of the 2020 census in light of the coronavirus pandemic. This lawsuit also seeks records reflecting communications with the White House, the office of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, and non-government entities regarding the 2020 census.

FOIA to the Census Bureau Seeking External Email Communications Regarding Covid-19

July 31, 2020
FOIA request to the Census Bureau seeking email communications sent to external entities containing key terms relating to the coronavirus.

FOIA to DOT for Communications About CARES Act Funding for Kentucky Airports

July 31, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Transportation for communications about CARES Act funding to airports in Secretary Elaine Chao’s home state of Kentucky.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Emails Regarding Protester Classifications

July 31, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security seeking emails of officials related to the agency’s classification of protesters after the police killing of George Floyd.

FOIA to DHS Seeking New or Changed Directives Regarding Police Response to Protests

July 31, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security seeking new or changed directives regarding law enforcement response to protesters.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Reports and Recommendations Regarding Nationwide Protest Data

July 31, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security seeking assessments, reports, and recommendations regarding data or intelligence involving the nationwide protests sparked by the police killing of George Floyd.

FOIA to the Census Bureau Seeking Emails with the White House Regarding Covid-19

July 31, 2020
FOIA request to the Census Bureau seeking email communications with the Executive Office of the President containing key terms relating to Covid-19.

FOIA to the Census Bureau Seeking Directives and Guidance Relating to Covid-19

July 31, 2020
FOIA request to the Census Bureau seeking directives and guidance relating to implementing the 2020 census in light of the Covid-19 outbreak.

No Records Response from ED Regarding Political Appointees Converting to Career Status

July 31, 2020
The Department of Education stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for the SF-50s of recent political appointees within the agency converting to career status.

News Roundup: Neither Rain Nor Snow Nor … Trump’s Political Interference

July 30, 2020
Trump’s antagonistic stance toward the Postal Service not only endangers the delivery of mail; it also threatens to undermine confidence in the election.