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Police Shootings and the Eternal Dilemma

Kevin D. Williamson at National Review writes about the power of the state to either protect liberty or destroy it, and mentions Judicial Watch’s ongoing pursuit of transparency in the IRS targeting case as an example.


Judicial Watch Sues Internal Revenue Service For Records on Tea Party Audits

Judicial Watch announced it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seeking “any and all records” related to the selection of both individuals and organizations for audits based upon applications filed requesting nonprofit tax status.


Lerner pushed Treasury watchdog to back off ‘targeting’ charge in probe

The Washington Examiner’s Mark Tapscott explains how IRS documents Judicial Watch recently released show that Lois Lerner pressured investigators to back off their conclusions that the IRS had targeted conservative political groups.


Lerner Email Warns IRS Employees of Emails That ‘Can Be Seen By Congress’

CNS News covers the latest documents which show that Lois Lerner and the IRS were intent on hiding their illegal targeting of private citizens from Congress.


Christian Legal Group Sues IRS for Failing to Release Docs in Settlement to Investigate Churches

Judicial Watch has filed suit on behalf of the Alliance Defending Freedom to ensure that churches and other religious institutions are not unfairly targeted by the IRS.


Judicial Watch Emails: Lerner Feared IRS Targeting Might ‘Raise Questions’

Judicial Watch released newly acquired emails Thursday from the IRS’ Lois Lerner, who was responsible for targeting conservative groups applying for tax-exempt status. Amazingly, Lerner has never been charged with any wrongdoing.


Judicial Watch: IRS Documents Reveal Lerner Knew Targeting Criteria of Nonprofit Groups ‘Might Raise Questions’

Judicial Watch today released a new batch of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) documents, including an email from former IRS official Lois Lerner in February 2012 asking that a program be set up to “put together some training points to help them [IRS staffers] understand the potential pitfalls” of revealing too much information to Congress.


Outrage! IRS workers who evaded paying taxes receive bonuses

About 140 IRS employees who were fired from their jobs for committing tax fraud or carrying out misconduct will be coming back to the IRS. In addition, Judicial Watch has revealed that IRS employees who evaded paying taxes received bonuses. This information comes from the IRS inspector general, who revealed that…


Tax-Delinquent Govt. Workers Rewarded With Bonus Pay

As tax day approaches, here’s an enraging story; so many federal workers—especially at the Internal Revenue Service (IRS)—blow off paying taxes that legislation has been crafted to ban the offenders from receiving millions of dollars in bonus pay, which of course comes from public funds. Federal employees were delinquent on…


Obama IRS Should Face Justice

IRS Cover-Up Expands to Justice Department Exchanging Terrorists for an Army Deserter? Will Senate Endorse Obama’s Lawlessness? IRS Cover-Up Expands to Justice Department In an interview with Bill O’Reilly of Fox News about a year ago, President Obama said that President Richard Nixon was actually more liberal in his policies…


ABCs of IRS mess: Justice Department is tainted, too

In an op-ed for New York Post, Micah Morrison, Judicial Watch’s Chief Investigative Reporter, discussed how the Department of Justice’s investigation into the IRS scandal has been compromised. He tied that discussion into Loretta Lynch’s nomination hearing in the Senate this week, emphasizing that Lynch, if confirmed to become the next US…


Katie Pavlich: Will the next attorney general stand for the rule of law?

In an op-ed for The Hill, Katie Pavlich discusses what DOJ scandals Loretta Lynch, President Obama’s nominee for US Attorney General, had to address at her nomination hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee today.  These scandals include the IRS political targeting scandal, Operation Fast and Furious, rebuilding trust with law enforcement, and


Obama Administration Refuses to Release Time Records of Key Attorney in IRS Scandal Investigation

Judicial Watch announced today that the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) is going to extreme lengths to keep from the public the number of hours DOJ Attorney Barbara Bosserman expended on the investigation of the Internal Revenue Service’s targeting of conservative organizations.


David King, et al. v. Sylvia Burwell, et al., (No. 14-114)

On December 24, 2014, Judicial Watch filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the IRS and the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Treasury over a decision by the agencies to ignore a key provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).


IRS Scandal Is Back

The Obamacare-IRS Scandal French Terror Attacks Tied To FBI Asset? New Docs:  Top IRS official may have obstructed investigations into the IRS scandal The Obamacare-IRS Scandal There is a lawsuit that could bring President Obama’s federal healthcare crashing down under the weight of its own lawlessness. A few weeks ago,…


Judicial Watch’s Fitton: New Docs Expose Justice in IRS Scandal

A Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit uncovered that the Department of Justice colluded with the IRS to target politically conservative and tea party groups seeking non-profit status. In 2010, the Department of Justice reached out to the IRS to pursue this collusion before the political targeting occurred. Unfortunately, Judicial Watch was…


Judicial Watch Lawsuit Forces Release of DOJ Emails Showing IRS’s Lois Lerner Met with DOJ Officials Just Before 2010 Elections

Judicial Watch today released internal Department of Justice (DOJ) documents revealing that former IRS official Lois Lerner had been in contact with DOJ officials about the possible criminal prosecution of tax-exempt entities two full years before what the IRS conceded was its “absolutely inappropriate” 2012 targeting of the organizations. According to the newly


Judicial Watch v. Internal Revenue Service (No. 1:14-cv-01872)

On November 6, 2014, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seeking “any and all records” relating to the agency’s “monitoring of churches and other tax exempt religious organizations” for alleged political activity. The lawsuit also seeks communications between the IRS and the…


IRS Sued for Monitoring U.S. Churches

Judicial Watch recently filed a FOIA lawsuit against the IRS, seeking records of communications between the IRS and Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) regarding the agency’s monitoring of churches and other tax-exempt organizations for allegedly illegal political activity. According to Judicial Watch, the IRS targeted 99 churches, assuming they


Judicial Watch Sues Internal Revenue Service for Records about IRS Monitoring of Churches

Judicial Watch announced today that on November 6, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seeking “any and all records” relating to the agency’s “monitoring of churches and other tax exempt religious organizations” for alleged political activity.

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