NEW LAWSUIT: We’re suing the #USPS for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s calendar.

In August, USPS claimed the calendar, which is kept on a government computer & accessed by agency staff, is a personal record not subject to FOIA.

Now we’re going to court.
huffpost.com/entry/legal-gr…
The calendars of senior government officials are routinely released to the public in response to FOIA requests. We have previously obtained and published calendars for dozens of top Trump administration appointees.

Why is DeJoy trying so hard to keep his calendars private?
DeJoy’s refusal to release his calendar has also sparked questions from Congress. In an August hearing of the House Oversight Committee, Rep. @AOC reminded DeJoy that his calendars are public records. The Committee later subpoenaed the documents.
DeJoy is supervising the delivery of everything from mail-in ballots to medications right now, and the public is entitled to see how he’s spending his time and who has been influencing his decisions. Learn more about our USPS investigation here:
americanoversight.org/investigation/…

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23 Sep
New: We expanded our investigation into the president’s list of potential Supreme Court nominees and filed a suite of public records requests for documents that could shed light on the backgrounds and legal ideologies of prospective nominees.

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We just filed over a dozen new requests for communications, calendars, memos, resumes, and ethics documents related to Amy Coney Barrett, Britt Grant, Barbara Lagoa, and Deputy White House Counsel Kate Todd. Here are the specifics:
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22 Sep
Today is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay!

We’ve been using our open-records expertise to expose state-level threats to voting rights.

Here are some of our ongoing investigations:
From the influence of voting-machine company lobbyists to concerns about election vulnerability, we’re investigating Georgia’s overhaul of its voting system.

americanoversight.org/investigation/…
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22 Sep
New lawsuit: We’re suing the Office of the Attorney General in Kentucky for records related to the Ballot Integrity Task Force, a partnership between state election officials & law enforcement aimed to identify & prosecute cases of supposed “voter fraud.”
americanoversight.org/document/compl…
In July, we asked the Kentucky Office of the Attorney General for meeting notices, agendas, & reports created by the Ballot Integrity Task Force, as well as emails sent by members containing key terms related to voter fraud. Today’s suit seeks to enforce these requests.
This lawsuit is the latest in our investigation into the voter fraud task forces that have launched in states across the country and have the potential to dissuade voters from participating in our democracy.
americanoversight.org/investigation/…
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21 Sep
New lawsuit: We’re suing #USPS for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s emails. Again.

americanoversight.org/american-overs…
In August, the USPS claimed, incredibly, that it had no records responsive to our request for directives or guidance from DeJoy, his predecessor, or the White House related to voting by mail or assessments of USPS’s ability to handle increased volumes of mail-in-ballots.
In July, we also filed a FOIA request for the emails of DeJoy and his chief of staff containing key terms related to voting by mail. USPS has failed to respond within the time period required by law, so we’re suing.
americanoversight.org/document/compl…
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19 Sep
New: As the White House & Senate leadership gear up to attempt to force a Trump Supreme Court pick through the nomination process, we’re investigating those who have appeared on the president’s list of potential nominees.
americanoversight.org/investigating-…
The president’s list of potential nominees is populated not only with far-right, Trump-appointed judges, but also with conservative politicians. We’ve already filed a number of FOIA requests to shed light on the influences and connections of these figures.
americanoversight.org/investigation/…
Here’s a summary of the records we’ve requested, as well as those we intend to file in the coming days:
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17 Sep
UPDATE: USPS has now requested we pull down the records the agency had previously produced to us under FOIA. We have agreed to remove the records for 24 hours as we wait for USPS to specify which pages it believes should continue to be withheld.
Excerpts of documents that relate to topics that have already been publicly reported are still on our website. Click here to read those excerpts as well as the Postal Service’s letter.
americanoversight.org/document/usps-…
Here’s the letter the USPS sent us today requesting that we remove the nearly 10,000 page production that they had previously released to us under FOIA. Image
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