Judicial Watch • Archives for 2010

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Jail For N.Y. Lawmaker With “Godfather” Syndrome

A prominent New York politician who served in the state assembly for three decades is the latest on a growing list of corrupt state lawmakers who in recent years have been convicted of crimes or forced to quit by allegations of wrongdoing. Democrat Anthony Seminerio will go to jail for…

Dirty Foreign Money Aids Terrorism In U.S.

Nearly a decade after the worst terrorist attack in U.S. history, large amounts of dirty foreign cash—often used to support terrorism—keep flowing into the country thanks to major loopholes in a 2001 law passed to curtail money laundering. Corrupt foreign officials and their relatives regularly exploit the gaps in the…

Immigration Control Law Struck By Fed Appeals Court

Siding with powerful business interests that profit from hiring illegal aliens, a federal appellate court has struck down as unconstitutional key employment provisions in Oklahoma’s strict immigration control law. The 2007 measure (Oklahoma Taxpayer and City Protection Act) aims to curtail the state’s illegal immigration crisis by limiting public benefits…

Fake U.S. Marshal, Phony Prisoner Slip By Airport Security

A man impersonating a federal agent easily slipped past security at a major southern California airport, marking the latest of many embarrassing gaffes for the famously inept government agency charged with securing the nation’s transportation system. The serious breach happened in San Diego and the scariest part is that the…

Texas Lawmaker Guilty Of Fraud

To avoid a scandalous public corruption trial that would have featured testimony from some of the most influential politicians in Texas (among them a member of Bill Clinton’s cabinet), a veteran state lawmaker has pleaded guilty to fraud in connection with a bribery scheme.  The operation involves the convicted mayor…

Day Laborers Sue Over Right To Solicit Work On Street

In the latest of many bold legal actions taken by illegal immigrants against local governments nationwide, a group of undocumented day laborers are suing a southern California city for banning them from seeking work on public streets. The anti-solicitation ordinance is unconstitutional and violates the civil rights of the illegal…

U.S. Census Director Tour Assures Illegal Immigrants

Keeping with the Obama Administration’s mission to conduct the most diverse outreach campaign in history, the director of the U.S. Census Bureau is touring Mexican border towns with high illegal immigrant populations to personally assure that those who fill out questionnaires this spring will not be deported.  "This is a…

Obama’s Illegal Alien Aunt Gets Another Private Court Hearing

The most “transparent administration in history” has evidently arranged yet another rare closed-door deportation hearing for President Obama’s illegal alien aunt, even though the Justice Department’s immigration court manual—as well as a federal appellate court—says such proceedings should be open. Obama’s Kenyan aunt, Zeituni Polly Onyango, has twice (in

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