Topic: Civil Rights

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.

FOIA to DOJ Regarding Changes to the National Crime Victim Questionnaire

August 10, 2018
FOIA to DOJ regarding changes to the National Crime Victim Questionnaire, which collects data on hate crimes against LGBTQ youth. American Oversight is seeking communications and memos regarding this decision, its approval, or its rationale.

No Records Response From the Office of Civil Rights Regarding Affirmative Action – Communications With Outside Groups

April 3, 2018
No records response from Office of the Deputy Secretary, Office of the General Counsel, and Office of Planning, Evaluation and Policy Development to our FOIA seeking communications regarding affirmative action with outside groups. A secondary protection contained a NRR from the Office of Communication and Outreach.

No Records Response From DOJ Regarding Immigration Policies and Upcoming Elections

March 30, 2018
No records response sent in response to a series of FOIAs submitted to DOJ seeking communications related to immigration policies in states with upcoming midterms elections.

No Records Response From Education Regarding Affirmative Action

March 15, 2018
No records response from the Department of Education seeking records regarding Affirmative Action.

DOJ Records Related to Affirmative Action Job Posting

January 12, 2018
Documents from DOJ in response to our FOIA request for records associated with the announcement seeking lawyer interested in working on investigations related to race-based university admissions.

Justice Department Staffing Up For Its Ill-Conceived Affirmative Action Investigation

January 12, 2018
The Acting Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division at the U.S. Department of Justice sought government attorneys on loan for its investigation into higher education affirmative action programs, an email released through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request revealed. 

New FOIAs Seek Records of Civil Rights Investigations at Department of Education

January 2, 2018
American Oversight's first 6 FOIA requests of 2018 asked the Department of Education to release records of its handling of civil rights investigations and the management of the Office of Civil Rights under controversial political appointee Candice Jackson.

FOIA to Education Regarding Presentations Made by Office of Civil Rights

January 2, 2018
FOIA request to the Department of Education for records of presentations made to the public by the Office of Civil Rights.

FOIA Regarding Staffing Levels at the Office of Civil Rights During the Obama Administration

January 2, 2018
FOIA request to the Department of Education seeking information about staffing levels at the Office of Civil Rights in the final years of the Obama administration.