Topic: Civil Rights

News Roundup: Demands for Accountability in Fake-Electors Plot

January 21, 2022
The brazen scheme to subvert the 2020 vote by having pro-Trump electors submit false electoral certificates — which American Oversight obtained through FOIA — has heightened demands for accountability.

FOIA to DOJ for FBI Memorandum Written About Protests Following Killing of George Floyd

January 7, 2022
FOIA request to the Department of Justice seeking a copy of a Federal Bureau of Investigation memorandum written about the protests following the 2020 police killing of George Floyd.

News Roundup: Presidential Coups and Election Reviews

December 17, 2021
New and alarming details about the involvement of key figures — from members of Congress to Kanye West — in former President Donald Trump’s bid to overturn a free and fair election have continued to trickle out over the last week.

The Trump Administration’s Controversial ‘Operation Legend’ Program

November 23, 2021
In the summer of 2020, the Trump administration launched Operation Legend, a federal law enforcement program that dedicated hundreds of agents to “fight violent crime” in several U.S. cities, in what critics saw as a political effort to bolster the president’s “law and order” reelection campaign during a time of heightened unrest. American Oversight is investigating the Trump administration’s politicization of federal law enforcement resources and the origins and implementation of the program.

Records Request to Office of the Governor for Communications Regarding Professor Testimony Ban

November 15, 2021
Public records request to the Florida Governor's office seeking communication records regarding the University of Florida's decision to ban professors from testifying as expert witnesses on certain legal cases.

Records Request to University of Florida for Email Communications Regarding Professor Testimony Ban

November 15, 2021
Public records request to the University of Florida seeking email communications regarding the university's decision to ban professors from testifying as expert witnesses on certain legal cases.

Records Request to University of Florida for Communications Regarding Professor Testimony Ban

November 15, 2021
Public records request to the University of Florida seeking communications regarding the university's decision to ban professors from testifying as expert witnesses on certain legal cases.

Records Request to University of Florida for Records Regarding Professor Testimony Ban

November 15, 2021
Public records request to the University of Florida seeking records, such as decision memos, regarding the university's decision to ban professors from testifying as expert witnesses on certain legal cases.

Records Request to University of Florida for Communications Sent to Select External Individuals Regarding Professor Testimony Ban

November 15, 2021
Public records request to the University of Florida seeking communications sent to specific external individuals regarding the university's decision to ban professors from testifying as expert witnesses on certain legal cases.

News Roundup: January 6, Wisconsin’s Partisan Election Review, and Transparency in Georgia

November 11, 2021
The investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection — and, more specifically, into what Trump was doing when the mob overran the U.S. Capitol — accelerated this week, with new public documents, new subpoenas, and a new court ruling.