Judicial Watch • FOIA Transparency

Govt. Takes Nearly 15 Years to Respond to JW Record Request

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Barack and Valerie’s great Communist Party marriage

[T]he fine work of Judicial Watch, which has obtained by FOIA request the FBI files of three crucial figures who formed Valerie Jarrett, Obama’s most intimate adviser. The three are Jarrett’s father, James Bowman, her father-in-law, Vernon Jarrett, and her grandfather, Robert Rochon Taylor. Judicial Watch has posted these documents online …

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Court Threatens Obama IRS Commissioner With Contempt

Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys In Contempt Over Lerner Emails. Judicial Watch Exposes Key Document in Government-Funded Race-Based Hawaii Separatist Vote Judicial Watch Partners with TheBlaze On Documentary On Border Narco-Terror Threat: “The Sun City Cell” Federal Judge Threatens To Hold IRS Commissioner, Justice Attorneys

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Notable & Quotable: Contempt and the IRS

From a hearing before U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan in Washington on Wednesday. The judge is questioning Justice Department attorney Geoffrey Klimas about his explanation of why the government hadn’t filed a motion for him to reconsider his order to produce the emails of former IRS official Lois Lerner being sought by the watchdog group Judicial

INVESTIGATIVE BULLETIN

Fed Up With FOIA

Is FOIA reform finally at the tipping point? The federal Freedom of Information Act was designed to give citizens prompt access to information about their government. Instead, it’s a bureaucratic nightmare, a vast black hole of years-long delays and heavily censored documents. In recent weeks, a trifecta of powerful federal…

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Fed Up With FOIA

In recent weeks, a trifecta of powerful federal judges, each acting independently, has blasted the Obama Administration’s FOIA delays. It is never good to anger a federal judge. Angering three over the same issue is unprecedented.

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Illegal Alien Crime Crisis

Obama Illegal Alien Criminal Release Exposed By JW Michelle Obama’s 2014 China Junket Costs Taxpayers Plenty What is Obama’s New Financial Bureaucracy Hiding? Obama Illegal Alien Criminal Release Exposed By JW Sanctuary cities are only part of the problem behind the deadly illegal alien crisis.  Barack Obama’s administration has instituted…

THE DOCKET

Daily Caller v. CFPB (No. 1:15-cv-01125)

On July 15, 2015, Judicial Watch announced that it has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Daily Caller News Foundation, a media organization based in Washington, D.C., seeking records from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of…

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch Files FOIA Lawsuit on behalf of Daily Caller for Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Political Activity Records

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a lawsuit on behalf of the Daily Caller News Foundation, a media organization based in Washington, D.C., seeking records from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of…

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department for Records about Suspicious 2014 New Year’s Day Explosion in Minneapolis Muslim Neighborhood

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain records regarding its response to the January 1, 2014, explosion of an apartment building in the largely Muslim Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, MN. The…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Govt. Takes Nearly 15 Years to Respond to JW Record Request

Highlighting the failures of public-record laws designed to keep government accountable, it took a federal agency nearly fifteen years to respond to a request filed by Judicial Watch for information concerning Osama bin Laden. The material may seem irrelevant now because the infamous Al Qaeda founder is dead, but the…

IN THE NEWS

IRS, State Department balk at transparency

Throughout President Barack Obama’s supposed “most transparent administration in history,” we’ve been reminded time and time again just how hostile the federal government can be to transparency, particularly when partisan political considerations are at play … .

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch Statement in Response to Federal Court Reopening Lawsuit Seeking Information on Top Clinton Aide Huma Abedin

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement regarding today’s decision by U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan to reopen a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that sought records about Huma Abedin, the former Deputy Chief of Staff to Secretary of State…

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The Obama Administration’s Newly Political Approach to FOIAs

Despite promising to be the most transparent administration ever, the Obama administration has complicated the FOIA process, making it more difficult for journalists to get information from the government. One way they have done so is the use of the “sensitive review process,” in which political appointees review requested documents for release, in

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JW Wants Action on Clinton Emails

Judicial Watch Sues John Kerry to Force Action on Clinton Email Scandal Another Benghazi Breakthrough Judicial Watch Goes to Congress Judicial Watch Sues John Kerry to Force Action on Clinton Email Scandal Secretary of State John Kerry, as has been the pattern generally for the Obama administration, is in cover-up…

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The Transparency Crisis in Washington

Yesterday, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton testified before a House Government Oversight Committee hearing on the Freedom of Information Act, warning the panel that there is a “transparency crisis” in Washington. “Never in our history,” Tom noted, “has so much money been spent with so little accountability.” On Benghazi, the…

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Rep. Chaffetz talks TSA, FOIA problems

Representative Jason Chaffetz talks about what can be done to increase FOIA transparency in our federal government. Also, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton presented testimony before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on this very subject.

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton to Testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch has announced that its president, Tom Fitton, will provide testimony on June 2 before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform during a hearing entitled “Ensuring Transparency through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).”  The committee is chaired by Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT).  The hearing…

IN THE NEWS

House Panel Meets The Press In Probe Of FOIA Woes

Judicial Watch will be involved in a special hearing on the Hill June 2 highlighting how the Obama administration has stonewalled legitimate FOIA requests and in doing so, has withheld information from the American public to which they are entitled.

PRESS RELEASE

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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