Topic: Civil Rights

News Roundup: Behind the Trump Administration’s Supreme Court Nominations

September 25, 2020
It’s hard to overstate just how grave the current political situation is.

FOIA to DOJ Seeking Final Assessments or Analyses Regarding the Consolidation of Unique Civil Rights Violation Reporting Pathways

September 22, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Justice seeking any final assessments or analyses regarding the impact of consolidating the over thirty unique reporting pathways used for the intake of civil rights violation reports into the generalized Civil Rights Reporting Portal.

Trump’s Potential Supreme Court Nominees

September 19, 2020
As the White House and Senate Republican leadership gear up to attempt to force a Supreme Court pick through the nomination process less than a month and a half before the presidential election, we’re investigating the judicial and political figures who have appeared on the president’s list of potential nominees.
United States Supreme Court Building

Investigations Update: DeJoy’s Calendars, Barr’s False Voting Fraud Story, and Delays in Prescription Deliveries

September 15, 2020
See the latest in our investigations into the postmaster general’s calendars, the administration’s alarmist claims about voter fraud, and the decision to put a Trump-signed letter in food aid boxes.

Illinois Office of the Governor Records of Communications with the White House Regarding Operation Legend

September 15, 2020
Records from the Illinois Governor's Office in response to American Oversight's request for email communications with the White House regarding the federal law enforcement action Operation Legend.

Covid-19 Oversight News: Scientific Integrity Concerns and Anti-Immigration Opportunism

September 14, 2020
For the latest news on the pandemic, as well as updates on various oversight investigations, sign up for our weekly Covid-19 Oversight News email.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Contracts and Communications with Enterprise Holdings and Marriott International

September 14, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security for records reflecting contracts and communications with the companies Enterprise Holdings and Marriott International.

No Records Response from Milwaukee County Sheriff’s Office Regarding Emails with the White House

September 13, 2020
The Milwaukee County Sheriff's Office stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for emails with the White House regarding the federal law enforcement action Operation Legend.

No Records Response from DOD Regarding the Use of Low-Flying Helicopters Against Protesters

September 8, 2020
The Department of Defense stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for records regarding the decision to employ low-flying helicopters, including one bearing Red Cross markings, to intimidate and disperse peaceful protesters in downtown Washington, D.C.

FOIA to DHS for Records of Costs of Chad Wolf Trip to Portland, Ore.

September 3, 2020
FOIA request to the Department of Homeland Security asking for records showing the cost of Acting Secretary Chad Wolf’s trip to Portland, Ore., in July 2020.