Jurisdiction: Federal

FOIA to ED Seeking Communications Regarding the Borrower Defense Rule with the Executive Office of the President

April 27, 2018
FOIA to Education regarding protections to students who have been defrauded by schools. This FOIA is seeking all communications related to the borrower defense rule between Secretary DeVos and other senior Education appointees and anyone in the Executive Office of the President, as well as related calendar entries.

FOIA to Education Seeking Decision Memos Regarding the Borrower Defense Rule

April 27, 2018
FOIA seeking all decision memoranda, directives, policy interpretations, or policy guidance related to the borrower defense rule signed, approved, or otherwise adopted by Secretary DeVos or any other senior appointee at Education.

FOIA to Education Seeking Decision Memos Regarding the Borrower Defense Rule

April 27, 2018
FOIA seeking all decision memoranda, directives, policy interpretations, or policy guidance related to the borrower defense rule signed, approved, or otherwise adopted by Secretary DeVos or any other senior appointee at Education.

FOIA to Education Seeking Communications Regarding Teacher Strikes

April 27, 2018
FOIA to Education seeking communications between Education officials and elected officials from states affected by strikes.

FOIA to Education Seeking Communications with the State Policy Network

April 27, 2018
FOIA to Education seeking communications to shed light on interactions Education officials have had with the State Policy Network or related organizations and the effects of those interactions on Education officials’ positions on the teacher strikes.

FOIA to Education Seeking Education’s Position on Teacher Strikes

April 27, 2018
FOIA to Education seeking communications to shed light on Education officials’ responses to, positions on, and activities related to the teacher strikes.

Commerce Media Guidance

April 26, 2018
Records in response to our request for any guidance, memoranda, policies, or guidelines given to Commerce employees regarding communication with Congress and/or the press.

EPA John Konkus Ethics Waivers and Authorizations

April 26, 2018
First and final response from EPA to our FOIA request for records reflecting recusal determinations and conflicts or ethics waivers or authorizations relating to John Konkus.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding Jeff Sessions’ Participation in Michael Cohen Investigation

April 25, 2018
FOIA to DOJ seeking all records containing any analysis of government or legal-ethics issues or evaluating any recusal obligations (including a conclusion that recusal was not necessary) related to Attorney General Sessions' participation in the investigation into President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. The FOIA is also seeking any legal analysis that may have been conducted around this issue.

Exploding Email? Not So Fast, Says Watchdog

April 25, 2018
American Oversight sent a letter to the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) calling for government-wide guidance to prevent officials and employees from using Gmail’s new “self-destructing” email feature. The feature could allow government employees to delete agency records subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).