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Judicial Watch, AEF File Amici Brief with Supreme Court Supporting Arizona, Kansas Efforts to Require Proof of Citizenship on Voter Registration Forms

…S. Election Assistance Commission, et al. ,  (No. 14-1164)). In their amici brief Judicial Watch and AEF argue that if the lower court ruling is allowed to stand, it will “undermine voter confidence in the integrity of elections:” If states cannot verify the citizenship of those registering to vote, citizens may have their votes cancelled out by unlawful ballots cast in the names of noncitizens.  The mere threat of this outcome will…

Judicial Watch and AEF File Friend of Court Brief in Support of Virginia Efforts to Clean Voter Rolls

…The Allied Education Foundation, is a charitable and educational foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life through education.  In furtherance of that goal, the Foundation has engaged in a number of projects which include, but are not limited to, educational and health conferences domestically and abroad. AEF has frequently partnered with Judicial Watch to fight government and judicial corruption and promote a return to ethics and morality in the…

JW and AEF File Amici Curiae Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Challenge to Obama NLRB Recess Appointments

…a charitable and educational foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life through education. In furtherance of that goal, the Foundation has engaged in a number of projects which include, but are not limited to, educational and health conferences domestically and abroad. AEF has frequently partnered with Judicial Watch to fight government and judicial corruption and to promote a return to ethics and morality in the nations’ public life….

Judicial Watch, AEF File Brief Supporting Arizona, Kansas Efforts to Require Proof of Citizenship on Voter Registration Forms

…amicus brief, Judicial Watch and AEF argue that if granted, the appeal “would have a chilling effect on voter confidence in the integrity of elections in Kansas and Arizona, as well as nationwide.” The amicus contends, “The U.S. Election Assistance Commission – apparently uninterested in federal law enforcement – now seeks to prevent states from enforcing their own lawfully enacted statutes designed to ensure that voter-qualification laws are followed.” Judicial…

JW, AEF Challenge Ohio Law Restricting Ballot Initiative Signature Gathering

…Ohio Eastern Division. Agreeing with a prior finding suggesting that the Ohio law violates the First Amendment, Judicial Watch and AEF argue that the law also violates the Fourteenth Amendment “Privilege and Immunities” clause. “Even if the law did not violate the First Amendment rights of Plaintiffs,” the brief states, “… it violates a fundamental right of citizens of the several states to fully participate in policy advocacy anywhere in…

JW & AEF File Amicus Curiae Brief Challenging HUD

Judicial Watch, Allied Educational Foundation File Amicus Curiae Brief Challenging HUD Disparate Impact Racial Regulation   Brief argues HUD regulation “attempts to further enshrine the intellectually impoverished concept of race into law”   (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) in filing an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. District…

Weekly Update: We Sued the IRS!

…at the federal and state levels. JW and AEF File Friend of Court Brief in Support of Virginia’s Efforts to Clean Voter Rolls If you are a regular reader of my weekly update, you know that from time to time JW has partnered with the Allied Educational Fund (AEF) on a number of very important constitutional issues. (AEF is a charitable and educational foundation dedicated to improving the quality of…

Judicial Watch and AEF File Amicus in Support of North Carolina Election Integrity Measure

…of a partisan effort to undermine clean elections.  News of his retirement is welcome.” The Allied Educational Foundation is a charitable and educational foundation dedicated to improving the quality of life through education. In furtherance of that goal, the Foundation has engaged in a number of projects, including educational and health conferences domestically and abroad. AEF has frequently partnered with Judicial Watch to fight government corruption. Christina Kelley Gallegos-Merrill ran…

Judicial Watch and Allied Educational Foundation File Amicus Brief, Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Review Race-Based Affirmative Action Admissions Policies at the University of Texas

…In their brief, Judicial Watch and AEF argue that if a lower court ruling against Fisher is allowed to stand, it will “further enshrine the intellectually impoverished concept of race into law.” In 2008, Fisher and her former co-plaintiff, Rachel Multer Michalewicz, filed suit against UT, alleging that the university had violated the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment.  In January 2011, after the U.S. Appeals Court for the Fifth…

Judicial Watch and Allied Educational Foundation File Supreme Court Brief In Support of North Carolina Election Integrity Law

Amicus brief argues attacks on election integrity law will “discourage citizen participation” in elections. (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) to file an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in opposition to a lower court ruling preventing North Carolina’s implementation of its election integrity reform law. Judicial Watch and AEF argue that a panel of…

Judicial Watch, Allied Educational Foundation File Amicus Brief Supporting Fisher Challenge to Race-Based University Admissions Policies

…survive court review under this “strict scrutiny” standard if the policy serves a “compelling government interest.”  Judicial Watch filed an amicus brief in support of Fisher in advance of this Supreme Court victory (No. 11-345). But the Fifth Circuit has not followed the Supreme Court’s instruction.  In their amicus brief supporting Fisher’s petition for an en banc hearing, Judicial Watch and AEF contend that the UT admission policy violates the…

JW, Allied Educational Foundation File Supreme Court Amicus Curiae Brief in Support of California Proposition 8

Ninth Circuit Ruling Constitutes “an unlawful expansion of power by the federal  judiciary; a drastic revision of the concept of ‘rational basis’ in Equal Protection  analysis; and a dangerous erosion of democratic self-governance.” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) in filing an amicus curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of California’s Proposition…

Judicial Watch, Allied Educational Foundation File Amici Brief with U.S. Supreme Court Criticizing Texas’ Redistricting Rules that Dilute the Value of Citizens’ Votes

…different districts, with the Texas redistricting giving “some of its citizens approximately 1.8 votes while [leaving] others [with] only 1 vote.” The friend of court brief was filed on March 6, 2015. According to the amici curiae brief filed by Judicial Watch and AEF in support of Evenwel: Texas is devaluing the votes of certain of its citizens by improperly including noncitizen nonvoters when determining the “equal population” of legislative…

JW Beats IRS in Court

…and that the president has “no intention of solving this problem.” This, of course, raises the question: Why would the president intentionally allow the border crisis to spiral out of control even while admitting the situation has reached a crisis level? Read on. Judicial Watch, AEF File Brief Supporting Arizona, Kansas Efforts to Stop Voter Fraud Of course one of the many negative down-stream consequences of illegal aliens flooding…

Judicial Watch and Allied Educational Foundation File Amicus Brief with Supreme Court in Support of Texas Disparate Impact Appeal

…controversial pre-hearing settlements enabled by the Obama administration. In their amicus, Judicial Watch and AEF argue that the FHA practice violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and could, therefore, have a “corrosive effect” on the nation: Amici are concerned that the imposition of liability under the FHA for practices that are both facially neutral and unmotivated by discriminatory intent violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth…



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