Topic: Civil Rights

American Oversight Sues Administration for Documentation of Detention Center Covid Response

May 21, 2020
American Oversight sued the administration on Thursday for failing to release documents regarding the impact of the coronavirus on vulnerable populations in prisons and immigration detention centers. 

Glomar Response from CIA Regarding Facial Recognition Software Company Clearview AI

May 19, 2020
The U.S. Central Intelligence Agency stated that it can neither confirm nor deny the existence of records in response to American Oversight's request for communications with representatives of the facial recognition software company Clearview AI, Inc.

News Roundup: The Subversion of Justice at the Justice Department

May 15, 2020
From investigations into the president’s perceived enemies to interference in the criminal cases of Trump allies like Flynn and Roger Stone, the ongoing politicization of the department is a dangerous threat to the rule of law.

No Records Response from CBP Regarding the Facial Recognition Software Company Clearview AI

May 12, 2020
The U.S. Customs and Border Protection stated that it had no records responsive to American Oversight's request for documents regarding the facial recognition software company Clearview AI, Inc.

Chaos, Confusion and Obfuscation at DHS Around Family Separation

May 12, 2020
Documents obtained by American Oversight provide further evidence of miscommunication and disorganization at the same time officials were issuing misleading public statements.

FOIA to HHS Seeking Directives and Analyses on Self-Managed Abortion

May 8, 2020
FOIA to the Department of Health and Human Services and Food and Drug Administration seeking directives and analyses on self-managed abortion.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Directives Regarding Inspection of Imported Abortion Medications

May 8, 2020
FOIA to the Customs and Border Protection seeking directives regarding inspection of imported abortion medications.

FOIA to FDA Seeking Communications about Self-Managed Abortion

May 8, 2020
FOIA to Food and Drug Administration seeking communications about self-managed abortion.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Communications about Self-Managed Abortion

May 8, 2020
FOIA to the Customs and Border Protection seeking communications about self-managed abortion.

No Records Response from EOUSA Regarding Religious Freedom Training

May 6, 2020
The Executive Office for United States Attorneys stated that the the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York had no records of training materials for the religious freedom training held by the Department of Justice during the week of March 9, 2020.