Type of Post: News

The Chilling Effect of Georgia’s ‘Divisive Concepts’ Law

July 18, 2024
Records obtained by American Oversight provide new details of how laws restricting classroom instruction on racism and other topics led to the removal of books from school libraries in Cobb County, Ga.

Newsletter: Demand for Records from Wisconsin Fake Elector; Book Removals in Georgia County

July 12, 2024
Records obtained by American Oversight show that dozens of titles were removed from a Georgia county’s school library shelves for including LGBTQ+ themes or characters.

American Oversight Demands Records Held by Wisconsin Elections Commissioner Spindell

July 9, 2024
In a letter to the commission, American Oversight demands the release of public records held by Commissioner Robert Spindell, who in 2020 was one of Wisconsin’s fake Trump electors.

‘A Dark Day for Democracy’: American Oversight Statement on Supreme Court Presidential Immunity Decision

July 1, 2024
The Supreme Court’s ruling effectively grants immunity to former President Trump through further delay, meaning that Trump is unlikely to face trial before November for his attempt to overturn the 2020 election.

Inside the Virginia Education Department’s Review of African American History Course

June 26, 2024
Records obtained by American Oversight and reported on by the Washington Post include several suggested changes aimed at sanitizing the history of racism in the state.

95 Percent of Deaths in ICE Detention Could Likely Have Been Prevented With Adequate Medical Care: Report

June 25, 2024
New study reveals persistent medical care failures in immigration detention facilities, examines 52 deaths from 2017-2021

Newsletter: The Push for Hand Counts

June 21, 2024
Records obtained through our litigation in Cochise County, Arizona, show the aggressive push for hand counts in 2022 by local officials, activists, and even state lawmakers.

American Oversight Statement on Effort to Block Access to Public Records in Louisiana

June 7, 2024
Louisiana House Bill 767 would limit who can request public records from the Office of the Governor.

Behind the Scenes of Abortion Travel Bans

June 5, 2024
American Oversight has begun obtaining records in its investigation of how anti-abortion rights activists are pushing travel bans that prohibit the use of certain roads for travel to obtain an abortion.

American Oversight and ACLU of Arizona Sue Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb for Unlawful Delay in Release of Public Records

May 29, 2024
Wednesday, nonpartisan watchdog group American Oversight filed a complaint in the Arizona Superior Court against Pinal County Sheriff Mark Lamb and Pinal County, alleging Lamb and the County have failed to respond to multiple public records requests in violation of state law.