Topic: Civil Rights

FOIA to FBI Seeking Records Regarding CBP’s Tracking of Journalists, Attorneys, and Activists

March 8, 2019
FOIA to Federal Bureau of Investigation seeking records surrounding Customs and Border Protection's database tracking immigration advocates and journalists.

News Roundup: Citizenship, the Census and the Constitution

February 15, 2019
The Supreme Court will consider the inclusion of a citizenship question on the census, Trump declares a national emergency and the Senate confirms William Barr.

Lawsuit Seeks Emails of DOJ Official Involved in Controversial Civil Rights Decisions

January 31, 2019
American Oversight filed a lawsuit against the Department of Justice to find out whether outside groups or individuals have influenced the agency’s shifting priorities in the enforcement of civil rights protections.

Complaint: American Oversight v. DOJ – Gore Emails

January 31, 2019
Lawsuit by American Oversight against DOJ to obtain Acting Assistant Attorney General Gore's external communications to shed light on whether outside groups have influenced changes to civil rights protections under Gore.

Checking Up on Trump’s Claims that Military Experts Told Him to Ban Transgender Troops

January 24, 2019
The Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday to allow the Trump administration to ban most transgender people from military service reignited questions over whether any actual military or national security considerations dictated the discriminatory policy.

Countdown to Oversight in 2019

December 27, 2018
A look back at what American Oversight uncovered in 2018, and what 2019 could bring

The Trump Administration’s Transgender Military Ban

September 21, 2018
American Oversight has filed a lawsuit to uncover the facts surrounding the Trump administration’s move to ban transgender individuals from serving in the U.S. military, which the president announced via Twitter.

DOD Records Regarding Trump’s Tweet Banning Transgender Military Servicemembers

September 14, 2018
Department of Defense records regarding President Donald Trump’s tweets on July 26, 2017, announcing that transgender persons were no longer permitted to serve in the military. Records, including communications between 8:55 a.m. and 12 p.m. that day suggest that the Defense Department was caught off-guard by the policy statement of the president.

FOIA to the FBI Seeking Communications with the White House Regarding the Headquarters Consolidation Project

August 30, 2018
FOIA to FBI seeking communications with the White House regarding the FBI headquarters consolidation project. This FOIA was submitted to shed light on whether the president's personal financial interests influenced the future FBI headquarters, which has national security considerations.

FOIA to HHS Seeking Communications Between HHS Officials and Anti-Choice/Religious Organizations

August 28, 2018
FOIA to HHS seeking communications between HHS officials and a series of outside entities, including Alliance Defending Freedom, Center for Medical Progress, The Heritage Foundation, Americans United for Life, among others.