Topic: Civil Rights

FOIA to USTR Seeking Communications of Deputy USTR C.J. Mahoney and External Organizations

January 8, 2020
FOIA to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) seeking communications of Deputy USTR C.J. Mahoney and external organizations known for promoting anti-choice agendas, including the Dobson Family Institute and the Family Research Council.

FOIA to ICE Seeking Communications with US Attorney’s Office Regarding Federal Prosecution of State Court Judge

November 18, 2019
FOIA to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) seeking communications between senior agency officials and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts concerning federal prosecution of a Massachusetts state court judge for allegedly allowing a criminal defendant out the rear door of her courtroom to evade ICE detention.

FOIA to EOUSA Seeking Communications with ICE Regarding Federal Prosecution of State Court Judge

November 18, 2019
FOIA to the Executive Office for United States Attorneys seeking communications between senior Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials and the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts concerning federal prosecution of a Massachusetts state court judge for allegedly allowing a criminal defendant out the rear door of her courtroom to evade Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention.

Public Records Request to the Florida Office of Executive Clemency Seeking Records Regarding Applications for the Restoration of Civil Rights

November 12, 2019
Public records request to the Florida Office of Executive Clemency seeking internal guidance and records identifying numbers of applications for civil rights restoration, and their status.

No Records Response from DOL Regarding Proposed Contractor Rule that may Discriminate Against LGBTQ Workers

October 23, 2019
The Department of Labor (DOL) stated that it had no records of communications between DOL officials and anti-LGBTQ groups. American Oversight sought these records to determine whether these groups influenced DOL's recently-proposed rule allowing federal contractors to cite religious defenses if accused of discriminatory employment practices.

FOIA to Education for Civil Rights Data Coding Information

October 8, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Education for codebooks, keys, or other reference materials necessary to interpret data reflecting enforcement actions of the Office for Civil Rights.

News Roundup: The Public Needs Answers

October 4, 2019
The pressure on the president and his administration has been even further intensified thanks to the release of damaging text messages sent by government officials.

FOIA to Department of Labor Regarding Proposed Contractor Rule that May Discriminate Against LGBTQ Workers

September 30, 2019
FOIA to the Department of Labor (DOL) seeking sent communications between DOL officials and anti-LGBTQ groups to determine whether these groups influenced DOL’s recently-proposed rule allowing federal contractors to cite religious defenses if accused of discriminatory employment practices.

No Records Response from Civil Rights Division of DOJ Regarding Communications with Congress on Immigration

September 25, 2019
The Civil Rights Division of Department of Justice stated that it had no records of communications with Congress about immigration.

No Records Response from CFPB Regarding Communications with Anti-LGBTQ Groups

September 25, 2019
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau stated that it had no records of communications between high-ranking officials and anti-LGBTQ groups.