Topic: Civil Rights

News Roundup: Whose Stockpile, and Which States?

April 3, 2020
It shouldn’t be surprising that the president, who downplayed the crisis until just a few weeks ago, is once again avoiding taking responsibility.

Public Information Request to Texas Attorney General Seeking Communications Sent to the White House and Public Health Agencies

April 1, 2020
Public Information Request seeking communications sent from officials in the Office of the Attorney General to the Executive Office of the President and select federal health departments or agencies during the time span covering March 10, 2020 to March 25, 2020.

Public Information Request to Texas Attorney General Seeking Sent Communications Advocating to Restrict Abortion Access

April 1, 2020
Public Information Request seeking communications sent by officials in the Office of the Attorney General of Texas to non-governmental organizations which advocate to restrict abortion access during the time span covering March 10, 2020 to March 25, 2020.

Public Information Request to Texas Attorney General Seeking Sent Communications Regarding Executive Order GA-09

April 1, 2020
Public information request to the Office of the Attorney General of Texas seeking sent communications key terms related to the state’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and Executive Order GA-09 banning medical procedures not deemed “medically necessary.”

Public Information Request to Texas Governor Seeking Communications Sent to the White House and Public Health Agencies

April 1, 2020
Public Information Request seeking communications sent from officials in the Office of the Governor of Texas to the Executive Office of the President and select federal health departments or agencies during the time span covering March 2, 2020 to March 25, 2020.

Public Information Request to Texas Governor Seeking Sent Communications Regarding Executive Order GA-09

April 1, 2020
Public information request to the Office of the Governor of Texas seeking sent communications key terms related to the state’s response to the novel coronavirus pandemic and Executive Order GA-09 banning medical procedures not deemed “medically necessary.”

News Roundup: Transparency and Oversight Are More Important Than Ever

March 27, 2020
During ordinary times, government transparency maintains a functioning democracy. But during the coronavirus outbreak, it can also save lives.

FOIA Request to USDA Seeking Ethics Documents and Communications for Devon Westhill

March 26, 2020
FOIA request to the U.S. Department of Agriculture seeking the resume and ethics documents for Deputy Secretary for Civil Rights Devon Westhill, as well as communications with think tanks.

FOIA to Multiple Agencies Regarding Restricting of Federal Employee Unions

March 23, 2020
FOIA to multiple agencies regarding restriction of federal employee unions following Trump’s memo authorizing the Secretary of Defense to exclude Department of Defense employees from union representation.

Floridians with Prior Felonies Need to Pay Fines Before Voting — But Documents Reveal the State Can’t Properly Track What They Owe

March 17, 2020
Most formerly incarcerated Floridians will not be able to cast their votes this Tuesday. 
(Photo: Erik Hersman)