Judicial Watch • Archives for 2009

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N.J. Residents Against Services For Illegal Immigrants

A special advisory panel created by New Jersey’s governor to help immigrants blend into society recommends expanding taxpayer-funded services for illegal aliens although the public overwhelmingly opposes it. Governor Jon Corzine’s coveted Blue Ribbon Advisory Panel on Immigration Policy wants the state to offer illegal aliens driver’s licenses and

Wash. State Lawmakers Got Cash From Raided Lobbying Firm

Two Washington State Democrats are embroiled in an FBI investigation for taking hefty donations from a defense lobbying firm that exchanged political contributions for earmarks with more than 100 federal lawmakers.  The Virginia-based lobbying firm (PMA Group) was raided by the FBI earlier this year and remains under federal investigation…

State Dept. Security Breaches Ongoing

A third employee at the U.S. Department of State has pleaded guilty to illegally accessing confidential passport files, this time a low-level worker who repeatedly viewed what should have been protected information. The others sentenced in the scheme, which Justice Department officials say is still under investigation, were higher level…

Sen. Dodd’s Wife Was AIG Director

The senator responsible for the legislative changes that allowed executives of a bailed-out company to get millions of dollars in bonuses has received lucrative donations from the firm and his wife has strong financial ties to it.  No wonder Connecticut Senator Christopher Dodd created a loophole in last month’s $787…

Police Chief Wants Driver’s Licenses For Illegal Immigrants

A police chief in Massachusetts has proposed giving illegal immigrants driver’s licenses, assuring that it’s a good policy and a procedural step that makes sense. Fitchburg Police Chief Robert DeMoura presented the idea at a state-sponsored forum designed to help Governor Deval Patrick better integrate illegal immigrants into Massachusetts society.…

Federal Appeals Court To Get ACLU, ACORN Judge

President Barack Obama’s first judicial nomination worked for a radical leftist community group under federal investigation and received a “not qualified” rating from the American Bar Association when Bill Clinton assigned him to Indiana’s federal district court.  David Hamilton, a federal district judge for 14 years, has been selected to…

Governor’s Private Jet Rides A Secret

The big-state governor who promised unprecedented transparency in his administration refuses to disclose what influential donors are paying for his many private jet rides around the country.  A local newspaper reports that Florida Governor Charlie Crist was ferried around in private jets about 100 times in the last few years…

Fla. Indian Tribe Shields Criminals

A south Florida Indian tribe regularly abuses its sovereignty to protect members that commit serious crimes—including murder, felony assault and drunken driving outside tribal land—from justice.  The wealthy and politically connected Miccosukee Tribe of Indians wields tremendous power throughout the state, even though it has only 550 members. The tribe…

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