Judicial Watch • Archives for 2007

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Foreign Government Agents Arrested In Florida

An international political scandal involving the socialist regimes of two Latin American countries and a confiscated suitcase stuffed with nearly $1 million has roots in south Florida where four men have been indicted for acting as agents of a foreign government. The four wealthy South Americans have been arrested and…

Sharpton Says Federal Probe Is Racist Abuse

Animated civil rights activist Al Sharpton is accusing the federal government of investigating his suspicious financial dealings as retaliation for organizing one of his trademark protests recently on behalf of six black Louisiana students charged with assault. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are investigating…

Va. Illegal Immigration Law Faces More Adversity

Weeks after a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit against a suburban Virginia county for cracking down on illegal immigration the state’s civil rights commission is scrutinizing the measures while the federal government rejects a portion of the plan that allows all law enforcement agencies within the county to screen illegal…

Border Patrol Agents Excluded From Pardon List Again

For the second time this year President George W. Bush has pardoned a variety of criminals while ignoring pleas from lawmakers and the public to free two jailed U.S. Border Patrol agents who intercepted an illegal immigrant drug smuggler at the Texas-Mexico border. This week the president pardoned 29 convicts,…

Federal Judge Who Awarded Friends Millions Is Cleared

The federal appellate court that oversees nine western states has dismissed a complaint against a Nevada federal judge who awarded nearly $5 million in judgments and fees to friends and business associates. The San Francisco-based U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals determined that the close relationships between Las Vegas federal…

Scandal Rocks Kansas Attorney General

A state attorney general whose campaign centered on professional integrity has admitted having an extramarital affair with a staffer who accuses him of sexual harassment and trying to influence a federal lawsuit involving a political foe. Kansas Attorney General Paul Morrison had a two-year affair with one of his employees…

Huckabee’s Major Flip Flops Fuel His Numbers

By emphasizing his staunchly conservative views presidential candidate Mike Huckabee has become a Republican frontrunner but his history of being soft on crime, advocating for illegal immigrants and free trade with Communist Cuba contradict his self-promotion. As Arkansas governor Huckabee granted violent criminals twice as many pardons and commutations as…

Rep. Hoyer’s $100 Million Earmarks Pay Off

A Maryland congressman critical of Republicans for steering federal funds to pet projects (earmarking), is himself ranked among the nation’s top earmarkers and his allocations include nearly half a million taxpayer dollars for a campaign donor’s foundation. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer enthusiastically joined the pork-barrel spending cleanup bandwagon

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