Topic: Civil Rights

News Roundup: Investigating State-Level Threats to Democracy

May 17, 2019
With so much attention trained on tackling federal misconduct in the Trump administration, corruption at the state and local levels has flourished and often gone unchecked.

FOIA to DHS Seeking Communications with Outside Parties Concerning Detention Standards

April 22, 2019
FOIA to DHS's Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties for communications with external individuals and entities concerning training, rules, and detention standards for DHS detention facilities.

FOIA to DHS Requesting Records Related to CRCL’s Recommendations on ICE Detention Standards

April 22, 2019
FOIA DHS's Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties for final recommendations made to ICE concerning its detention standards.

FOIA to DHS Requesting Records Related to CRCL’s Recommendations on ICE Detention Standards

April 22, 2019
FOIA DHS's Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties for final recommendations made to ICE concerning its detention standards.

No Records Response from CRT Regarding Immigration Communications with Congress

March 29, 2019
No records response from the Department of Justice's Civil Rights Division regarding communications between certain officials and certain members of Congress about immigration issues.

FOIA to DOL Requesting Records Reflecting Staffing Levels for Civil Rights Enforcement

March 25, 2019
FOIA to DOL's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs seeking records reflecting staffing levels.

Two Years of American Oversight

March 13, 2019
American Oversight opened its doors two years ago today to hold the Trump administration accountable. See what we've uncovered through FOIA, litigation, and investigations into corruption in the administration.

FOIA to CBP Seeking Records Regarding Database Tracking of Journalists, Attorneys, and Activists

March 8, 2019
FOIA to Customs and Border Protection seeking records surrounding its database tracking immigration advocates and journalists.

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.

Complaint: CfA v. HHS – Foley Records and Communications with The Obria Group

March 6, 2019
Lawsuit filed by Campaign for Accountability (CfA) against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) for the calendars and communications of Diane Foley, deputy assistant secretary of the Office of Population Affairs and director of the Office of Adolescent Health. This lawsuit also seeks any communications exchanged between HHS and the anti-abortion organization The Obria Group. American Oversight began representing CfA in this case in August 2020.