Topic: Government Transparency

Public Records Request to Florida’s Department of Corrections Seeking Records Related to Any Guidance from State Officials on Processing Requests for Coronavirus Records

April 28, 2020
Public records request to Florida's Department of Corrections seeking records related to any directives, orders, or guidance from the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis, the Office of Attorney General Ashley Moody, the Florida Department of Health, or any employees or representatives thereof, regarding the processing of public records requests that seek records regarding the coronavirus outbreak, including, but not limited to, records regarding how public agencies or officials are responding to the coronavirus outbreak.

Public Records Request to Broward County, Florida, for Records Related to Any Guidance from State Officials on Processing Requests for Coronavirus Records

April 28, 2020
Public records request to the Broward County Attorney seeking records related to any directives, orders, or guidance from the Office of Governor Ron DeSantis, the Office of Attorney General Ashley Moody, the Florida Department of Health, or any employees or representatives thereof, regarding the processing of public records requests that seek records regarding the coronavirus outbreak, including, but not limited to, records regarding how public agencies or officials are responding to the coronavirus outbreak.

The Administration’s Attempts to Stonewall Investigations of Trump FBI Headquarters Interference Stumble in Court

April 21, 2020
Two recent federal court rulings found that agencies had conducted inadequate searches for documents American Oversight requested related to the president's influence over a multibillion-dollar project.

DOL Records Regarding the Conflict of Interest Rule

April 21, 2020
Department of Labor records regarding the Conflict of Interest rule, including an agency correspondence log from the Office of the Executive Secretariat and the Plan Benefits Security Division of the Office of the Solicitor.

FOIA to Treasury Seeking Resignation Letter of Jessie Liu

April 1, 2020
FOIA to Treasury Seeking Jessie Liu’s resignation letter in light of reported politicization of DOJ prosecutions.

A Pandemic Is No Time for Secrecy

March 28, 2020
As the nation learns more about the Trump administration’s costly failures to prepare for the pandemic, there is another danger that could exacerbate the outbreak: lack of transparency.

News Roundup: Transparency and Oversight Are More Important Than Ever

March 27, 2020
During ordinary times, government transparency maintains a functioning democracy. But during the coronavirus outbreak, it can also save lives.

HHS Calendars of Former Secretary Tom Price in 2017

March 27, 2020
Calendars of former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price covering the months of March through September 2017.

EPA Records Involving the Processing of FOIA Requests

March 27, 2020
Environmental Protection Agency records involving the processing of Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests.

We Cannot Let Trump Use a National Emergency to Get Rich and Ignore the Constitution

March 24, 2020
Trump's entire presidency has provided example after example of his own financial enrichment and political interests superseding the public good and the U.S. Constitution.