Judicial Watch • Archives for 2007

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Banning Lobbyists From The Floor

Concerned that lobbyists are actually participating in legislative sessions through their hidden access to lawmakers has led several states to ban instant electronic computer messages during sessions. Two states – Colorado and West Virginia – already ban text messages during legislative sessions, with Colorado prohibiting them in the House and…

Big Time Corruption In Little Town

The mayor of a tiny Virginia coal town was sentenced to prison for operating a major vote-rigging scheme that helped him steal an election and create a conspiracy in local government. Once the most powerful man in Appalachia, a remote town of about 1,800 residents, Ben Cooper was brought down…

No Expulsion For Senator Who Slept With Teen Page

The Democratic senator from South Dakota who slept with a teenaged page got the equivalent of a soft pat on the hand from his peers who refused to expel the popular second-term lawmaker for his atrocious behavior. After spending three days listening to graphic testimony relating to Senator Dan Sutton’s…

Muslim Doctor Says It’s His Right To Treat Terrorists

A federal judge has dismissed the defense motion of a Florida Muslim doctor who claims he can’t be prosecuted for providing Islamic terrorists with medical care because it is his constitutional right as a physician to treat whoever he wants. The emergency-room doctor, Rafiq Abdus Sabir, was arrested at his…

Millions More Wasted In Iraq Reconstruction

The wave of fraud continues to plague Iraq reconstruction aid with tens of millions of U.S. tax dollars wasted on weapons and sophisticated communication equipment that cannot be accounted for and an unused police housing camp with an Olympic-sized pool and lavish trailers. The widespread corruption is so rampant that…

St. Louis Rep. Indicted For Bank Fraud

A Missouri state legislator has been indicted for his role in a multi million-dollar bank and credit card fraud scheme operated by the vice president of a major national bank. Democrat state Representative John Bowman submitted false applications for nonexistent small business credit cards and Bank of America vice president…

U.S. Ignores Mexican Smuggling Tunnels

Although they create serious national security risks and provide a passageway for drug traffickers and human smugglers, U.S. officials have yet to block dozens of tunnels running under the U.S.-Mexico border from California to Arizona. Among them are seven large and sophisticated tunnels that have been blocked in a few…

Attorney General’s Secret Contracts Exposed

They are supposed to enforce laws and ensure justice for all citizens but the attorney general’s office in the nation’s largest state has repeatedly violated its own laws by concealing tens of millions of dollars worth of contracts, including a lucrative deal with a firm that donated money to the…

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