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Oliver W. Hill’s FBI file reveals casual racism, a lack of Communist ties, and a case of mistaken identity

Oliver W. Hill’s FBI file reveals casual racism, a lack of Communist ties, and a case of mistaken identity

Oliver White Hill is among the country’s most important civil rights attorneys of the 20th century, known for pursuing cases to dismantle segregation in Virginia before and after serving in the army during World War II. The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s file on Hill, however, offers its own remarkably skewed, racist, and paranoid view of Hill’s work, in keeping with Director J. Edgar Hoover’s deeply held suspicion of the Civil Rights movement.

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Come comb through the next batch of the Brett Kavanaugh Files

Come comb through the next batch of the Brett Kavanaugh Files

MuckRock users are continuing to sift through a selection of materials released on the Supreme Court nominee. Here’s some of what we’ve found so far.

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California records show state dealing with immigration detainer requests dating back to the '90s

California records show state dealing with immigration detainer requests dating back to the ‘90s

Across the country, law enforcement is grappling with the moral and legal complexity of cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement. While ICE continues to send out requests to detain inmates on their behalf, recent court cases like Roy v. Los Angeles have limited the ability of law enforcement to comply. However these issues aren’t new - as records released last week show, California has been documenting the debate over cooperating with immigration officials for over 25 years.

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Five ways to contribute to the ongoing private prison conversation

Five ways to contribute to the ongoing private prison conversation

Here are five close-to-home ways for you to learn more about the private prison industry, and to contribute to the ongoing discussion about their use.

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50 Cakes of FOIA: The saga continues

50 Cakes of FOIA: The saga continues

Two years ago, to celebrate FOIA’s 50th birthday, we filed a request with seven presidential libraries for all of their photos of presidents with cake. As of last year, all but two - the William J. Clinton and George W. Bush Presidential Libraries - had released pictures of their prez with pastry. Today, we’re checking in on the two stragglers, and see if they’ve managed to track down the treats in the last 12 months.

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Dorothy Rodham

Emma Best sent this request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America

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Hugh Rodham

Emma Best sent this request to the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America