Topic: Government Transparency

News Roundup: Arizona Lawmakers’ Disdain for Accountability and Transparency

January 27, 2023
New rules adopted by the Arizona legislature exempt lawmakers from the state’s public records law — and the kind of scrutiny that allowed American Oversight to expose lawmakers’ post-election anti-democratic efforts.

News Roundup: Victory for Accountability in South Dakota

January 13, 2023
On Thursday, a court in South Dakota ruled that American Oversight’s lawsuit seeking Gov. Kristi Noem’s travel expense records could proceed.

News Roundup: Trump Accountability

December 23, 2022
This week, the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack released its much-anticipated final report on its findings.

American Oversight and the Big Stories of 2022

December 22, 2022
In 2022, American Oversight used records requests and litigation to obtain more than 750,000 pages of public documents.

NARA Records Regarding Mar-a-Lago Files Repossessed in January 2022

December 20, 2022
Records released by the National Archives and Records Administration regarding the recovery of 15 boxes of material from former President Trump's residence at Mar-a-Lago. These records were produced in response to American Oversight's June 2022 lawsuit.

News Roundup: Supreme Court Hears Radical Legal Theory on Election Administration

December 9, 2022
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a redistricting-related case that raises a radical legal theory that could dramatically upend how federal elections are overseen.

News Roundup: Election Denial Is Alive in Arizona

December 2, 2022
The refusal by officials in Cochise County in Arizona to certify their midterm results is a reminder of the toxic staying power of election denial.

News Roundup: Lawsuit Against IRS, Post-Midterms Election Denial

November 18, 2022
American Oversight sued the IRS for emails about James Comey and Andrew McCabe in light of recent news that Trump allegedly demanded the agency investigate them.

News Roundup: Testing Democracy

November 11, 2022
Tuesday’s midterm elections were yet another test of our endangered democracy.

News Roundup: Election Denial and the 2022 Vote

October 28, 2022
Election denial has already infected the upcoming midterm elections, and American Oversight’s investigations are continuing to document abuses of power by officials across the country.