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Judicial Watch: Federal Court Reopens State Department FOIA Lawsuit Because of “Newly Discovered Evidence” of Clinton Records

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that a U.S. District Court reopened a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking documents regarding the State Department’s production and dissemination of an advertisement intended to air in Pakistan entitled “A Message from the President of the United States Barack Obama and Secretary of State Hillary…

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JW Makes History

Judicial Watch Files Seven Lawsuits to Expose Clinton Email Scandal Skiing and Politicking on the Taxpayer Dime Are Courts Above the Law? Judicial Watch Files Seven Lawsuits to Expose Clinton Email Scandal Two months ago, on March 2, 2015, The New York Times reported then-Secretary Clinton used at least one…

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Judicial Watch: Air Force Records Reveal $17,025 in Transportation Expenses for VP Biden September 2014 New Hampshire Political Trip on Behalf of Democrat Candidates

Vice President’s three-hour round-trip flight “to boost Democrats heading into election season” cost taxpayers $5,675 an hour (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained records from the Department of the Air Force revealing that Vice President Joe Biden’s September 3, 2014, trip to the Portsmouth, NH, Naval Shipyard, where…

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Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit on behalf of WND to Obtain Documents Regarding Fatal 2013 Shooting of Miriam Carey Outside U.S. Capitol

Alleges Department of Justice Causing “Irreparable Harm” by Stonewalling (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced it has filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on behalf of WorldNetDaily.com to obtain the release of documents regarding the October 2013 shooting of Miriam Carey by Secret Service agents and…

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Judicial Watch Represents D.C. Taxpayer Seeking To Prevent D.C. Government from Illegally Spending Taxpayer Money

Files Motion to Intervene in Federal Appellate Court after D.C. Mayor Decides Not to Defend Federal District Court Ruling (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that it has filed a Motion to Intervene on behalf of Clarice Feldman, a longtime taxpayer and resident of the District of Columbia. The legal action…

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State Department cites ‘crushing’ burden from Freedom of Information Act

The State Department has complained that it is facing increased numbers of FOIA requests and lawsuits. In the same piece, Judicial Watch is recognized for having been responsible for bringing to light key documents regarding ethics investigations into the Clintons.

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Virginia State Bar now hero of anti-Israel movement

In March, the Virginia State Bar, the state’s licensing agency, abruptly cancelled a planned mid-year seminar in Israel when several members of the organization complained to the VSB Council. Judicial Watch recently filed a FOIA request to find out what was behind the sudden cancellation.

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Judicial Watch and Legal Insurrection Blog Team to Investigate Virginia State Bar’s Controversial Cancellation of Israel Trip, Demand Documents from Taxpayer-Funded Agency Under Virginia Freedom of Information Act

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that it has sent a Virginia Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request seeking all records of the Virginia State Bar (VSB) about the sudden cancellation of the VSB’s long-planned Mid-Year Legal Seminar scheduled for November 15 in Israel.  Filing the request on behalf of William A.…

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Feds claim Obamacare taking a toll on government transparency

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Where’s the sunshine? Obama’s eclipse

Last week, the White House announced it will delete FOIA regulations pertaining to its Office of Administration, which archives emails and performs administrative tasks. It cited a 2009 appeals court ruling that exempted its office from FOIA regulations to explain its decision. This change in policy also coincided with Sunshine Week, which seeks…

IN THE NEWS

The FBI and CIA: What’s a FOIA?

Of all federal agencies, the FBI and CIA are least likely to respond to FOIA requests. In fact, Judicial Watch has filed hundreds of FOIA requests with these agencies but few have been answered. One FOIA request Judicial Watch filed with the FBI about U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy resulted in the release of 900 pages,…

IN THE NEWS

“Transparent” Obama administration exempts White House office from FOIA regulations

The White House announced it will no longer subject its Office of Administration to FOIA requests, citing a 2009 appeals court ruling in support of its decision. This office, which is responsible for archiving emails and carrying out administrative tasks, was under FOIA regulations for 30 years, but it stopped…

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Archives wants explanation for Hillary Clinton email practices

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Freedom of Information Act: U.S. sets record for denying, censoring government files

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‘Most Transparent’ White House Dumps FOIA Regulations for Itself

The White House recently deleted FOIA regulations for its Office of Administration, citing a 2009 appeals court ruling in support of that change. The ruling stated that CREW, which was suing for access to White House emails from the Bush administration, could not obtain them because the office is FOIA-exempt. However,…

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State: No record Hillary Clinton signed exit form

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Watchdogs prepare for Sunshine Week

This week marks Sunshine Week, a time when media outlets, citizens, nonprofits, and schools seek to educate the American people about government transparency and accountability. It initiated with James Madison’s birthday on March 16, because Madison authored the First Amendment. Some groups are using this week to discuss proposed FOIA reforms.

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Hillary’s Email Defense Is Laughable

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White House office to delete its FOIA regulations

The White House Office of Administration, which is responsible for presidential record-keeping, will no longer be subjected to the Freedom of Information Act. The White House, which made that change, said court rulings reaffirm its decision that this office does not need to be subjected to FOIA regulations. However, an…

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Judicial Watch & The Clintons

Here at Judicial Watch, we’ve had a long relationship with Bill and Hillary Clinton. For more than twenty years, from our founding in 1994, Judicial Watch has consistently sought to shed sunlight on the Clintons’ activities through the Freedom of Information Act, other state and federal open government laws, and…


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