Jurisdiction: Federal

AFGE Files Emergency Motion to Protect the Speech Rights of Federal Employees During Impeachment

January 28, 2020
The motion for a preliminary injunction asks a federal court to immediately suspend controversial guidance that has effectively barred federal workers from expressing views about the impeachment of President Trump while at work.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Communications of Ken Cuccinelli and Chad Mizelle with Anti-Immigration Groups

January 28, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security seeking communications of Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli and Acting Chief of Staff Chad Mizelle to anti-immigrant groups, such as the Federation for American Immigration Reform.

FOIA to National Institute of Corrections Regarding Communications with the Private Prison Industry


January 28, 2020
FOIA to National Institute of Corrections asking for communications with private prison medical companies, facility operators, and others. This FOIA was seeking communications with Correct Care Solutions, CoreCivic, GeoGroup, and others.


FOIA to DHS Seeking Calendars and Communications of Acting Secretary Chad Wolf

January 28, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security seeking communications and calendar entries for Acting Secretary Chad Wolf.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Communications of Ken Cuccinelli and Chad Mizelle with Stephen Miller

January 28, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security seeking communications of Acting Deputy Secretary Ken Cuccinelli and Acting Chief of Staff Chad Mizelle to White House Senior Advisor Stephen Miller.

American Oversight Is Investigating Impeachment Adviser Pam Bondi’s Communications with State Department Official

January 27, 2020
While significant attention was given to Bondi’s hiring in November, little to nothing has been said about the hiring of her former aide as the State Department’s White House liaison.
Pam Bondi on Nov. 27

FOIA to DHS Regarding Acting Secretary Wolf’s Ethics Documents

January 27, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security seeking ethics waivers or authorizations, recusal determinations, as well as communications with entities listed on Acting Secretary Chad Wolf’s public financial disclosure report.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Decision Memoranda and Directives by Acting Secretary Wolf

January 27, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security seeking all decision memoranda, directives, or policy interpretations signed or approved by Acting Secretary Chad Wolf.

PI Motion: American Federation of Government Employees and AFGE Local 2578 v. OSC — Federal Employee Free Speech Rights

January 24, 2020
Motion for preliminary injunction filed by the American Federation of Government Employees and AFGE Local 2578 asking a federal court to immediately suspend controversial guidance issued by the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) in late 2018 that has effectively barred federal workers from expressing views about the impeachment of President Donald Trump while at work. AFGE is represented by the law firm of Arnold & Porter LLP and American Oversight.

News Roundup: Evidence of Obstruction

January 24, 2020
We uncovered emails revealing new details about the Ukraine scandal, and the next day, they were on the Senate floor in the impeachment trial.
Representative Jason Crow holds up a heavily-redacted email from the Office of Management and Budget during the Senate impeachment trial on Wednesday