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The recently released Federal Bureau of Investigation file for former head of the American Civil Liberties Union Roger Baldwin document numerous times the groups came into conflict with each other. One notable incident, related to the Bureau’s wartime “Postal Censorship” program, led to a testy exchange between Baldwin and FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover after the Bureau investigated the writer and pioneering Libertarian Rose Wilder Lane over her comments on a postcard.
It’s dog week here at MuckRock, and we’re kicking things off with a challenge to you, dear reader. We requested photos of mayors in major cities around the country with either dogs, or with hot dogs. Now it’s up to you to guess - are these mayors hanging with Shih tzus or sausages?
Three Massachusetts school districts are deploying electric school buses for the 2018-2019 school year after a pilot period from fall 2016 through early 2018 showed environmental benefits but mixed results in energy efficiency and savings.
Ambush marketing. Debit card readers. Summer Internships. Sustainability. Horchata. What do these have in common? They’re all part of wide-ranging multi-million dollar contracts many American colleges and universities have with Coke and Pepsi.
Last month, the Texas Department of Criminal Justice denied MuckRock a fee waiver for a public records request regarding immigration policy, stating that the TDCJ “does not waive fees for this type of request.” Last year, TDCJ made the same argument to justify a cost estimates of over one million dollars for records related to sexual assault in prison. This begs the question - what type of requests do TDCJ waive fees for?
Latest Requests See all
|Pepsi and Coke||Awaiting Acknowledgement||University of Alabama||Alabama|
|Diplomat Plates (Maryland State Police)||Rejected||Maryland State Police||Maryland|
|Diplomat Plates (Prince George's County Police Department)||No Responsive Documents||Prince George's County Police Department||Prince George's County, MD|
|Dog Food||Rejected||Food and Drug Administration||United States of America|
|Dogs (Jersey City Mayor's Office)||Rejected||Jersey City Mayor's Office||Jersey City, NJ|
Recently Completed Requests See all
|Pepsi and Coke (University Of The Virgin Islands)||Completed||University Of The Virgin Islands, St. Thomas Campus||United States of America|
|Pepsi and Coke (Indiana University)||Completed||Indiana University||Indiana|
|Dogs (Chicago Mayor's Office)||Completed||Mayor's Office||Chicago, IL|
|Pepsi and Coke (Oklahoma State University)||Completed||Oklahoma State University||Oklahoma|
|Pepsi and Coke (Michigan State University)||Completed||Michigan State University||Michigan|