The Daily Wire filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice over its failure to respond to public information requests for documents related to the Community Relations Service (CRS).
The CRS, a federal agency within the DOJ, has been accused of advocating for left-wing causes while purporting to offer unbiased mediation.
The lawsuit aims to obtain disclosure of the requested records.
Ian Prior, a senior adviser for America First Legal, said, “It was eye-opening to see the Department of Justice try and interfere with a local Virginia school board’s decision-making on Governor Youngkin’s model policy, especially given that Attorney General Merrick Garland’s infamous memo was a contributing factor in Youngkin winning election and proposing the very policy at issue her,” Prior said.
“It is even more concerning that the Department of Justice has refused to even acknowledge a Freedom of Information Act request which seeks to get to the bottom of their decision.”
The CRS has been criticized for its partisan leanings and its involvement in local government decision-making.
The agency’s activities include mediations, consultations, and training programs, some of which have been seen as biased towards leftist causes.
The lawsuit is part of The Daily Wire’s commitment to investigative journalism and government transparency.