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State Agency That Disciplines Judges Fights to Keep Operating in Secrecy after 56 Yrs.

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

State Agency That Disciplines Judges Fights to Keep Operating in Secrecy after 56 Yrs.

A California judicial commission that’s operated in secrecy for more than five and a half decades is engaged in a legal battle to thwart an audit ordered by state legislators and Judicial Watch has filed a court brief supporting the long overdue probe in the name of transparency. A court…

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Documents From Weiner’s Computer Turned Over As Part Of Clinton Email Lawsuit

About 7,000 new documents from Anthony Weiner’s personal computer have been turned over to the State Department for possible eventual public release as part of a watchdog group’s Freedom of Information lawsuit. While investigating Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, the FBI last fall…

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch: Federal Court Hearing Thursday, July 20, in Hillary Clinton Email FOIA Lawsuit – Update on Deleted Clinton and Weiner Laptop Emails

Emails were uncovered by the FBI in its investigation into Clinton’s non-government email system  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced a court hearing will be held on Thursday, July 20 2017, regarding a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails that were…

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‘The Story’ Exclusive: Rosenstein mum on re-opening Clinton email investigation

Rosenstein also declined to comment on whether he had reexamined the investigation while deliberating whether to fire Comey, nor would he say whether any Justice Department resources were devoted to the question of re-opening the investigation. Later this week, a federal court will hold a hearing in a lawsuit from…

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Hillary Clinton emails: Judicial Watch going to court for new emails from State Dept.

A Federal Court hearing will take place Thursday over a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit seeking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails during her tenure at the State Department, Judicial Watch announced Wednesday. The case, Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State, was originally filed in May 2015, and…

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Trump Could Make Travel Ban Permanent, Expand to More Countries

Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch said this week that he suspects the White House is looking to expand the travel ban after the Supreme Court’s decision this week allowing the temporary ban to go into effect, with some exceptions. The ban prohibits, for the next 90 days, the entry of…

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Taking Up Trump Travel Ban, High Court Puts Injunctions on Ice

Giving force to pieces of President Donald Trump’s ban on Muslim travel in the United States, the Supreme Court took up the controversial case Monday as its last act before summer recess. Consolidating twin challenges against the executive order, the high court noted that the injunctions put in place against…

WEEKLY UPDATE

Weekly Update: Obama Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at the Obama Library

Obama Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at the Obama Library Judicial Watch Sues for Obama Family Travel and Secret Service Costs President Trump:  Please End the Obstruction on Benghazi Cover-up Documents Supreme Court to Hear Big Case Against Proposed Wisconsin Redistricting   Obama Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is…

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Judge Frees Illegal Immigrant MS-13 Member Because Of ‘Rights Violations’

An Obama-appointed federal judge in Virginia early this month released a Honduran teen who sold drugs, illegally crossed the U.S. border, and was a member of the violent street gang MS-13. U.S. District Judge Elizabeth K. Dillon ordered the 17-year-old to be released because his “rights had been violated” after…

CORRUPTION CHRONICLES

Migrants from Terrorist Nations in Texas ICE Center Seeking Asylum

The Obama administration insists the southern border is secure, yet dozens of illegal aliens from terrorist nations entered the United States through Mexico and are being held in a Texas Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) processing center. The detainees are nationals of Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh and they are seeking…

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Leadership Summit Panel: Illegal Immigration Crisis

On Monday September 14th, Judicial Watch hosted a panel at its Leadership Summit discussing the crisis of illegal immigration in the United States with Irene Garcia (Judicial Watch Investigative Reporter), Rep. Louis Gohmert (U.S. Congressman, TX-1), Andrew C. McCarthy III (Senior Fellow at National Review Institute), Robert Popper (Judicial Watch…

PRESS RELEASE

Judicial Watch Announces September 14 Leadership Summit ‘Washington Corruption and the Transparency Crisis’

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch is proud to announce that Judge Andrew Napolitano will be the keynote speaker at its upcoming Leadership Summit on “Washington Corruption and the Transparency Crisis” on September 14. Napolitano is a senior judicial analyst for the Fox News Channel.  He is also the author of…

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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Does Congress write our laws or not?

It seems that the idea of the separation of powers is a foreign concept to many in the federal government. The King v. Burwell debate is an undeniable example.

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Despite new directive, Colorado judicial branch refuses documents others provide

The Colorado judiciary has been withholding documents to which the public is entitled under state law. Judicial Watch has been involved in the fight for transparency.

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Are religious colleges at risk if Supreme Court approves same-sex marriage?

Fox’s Shannon Bream asks an important question — will religiously affiliated educational institutions lose their tax-exempt status if they disagree with a court-recognized right to same-sex marriage? Answers to that question are murky, at best.

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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 Reveals Court Dirty Deeds

Watch Judicial Watch Director of Litigation Paul Orfanedes discuss Judicial Watch’s efforts to fight corruption and waste in Los Angeles with the Full Disclosure Network.

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Final Word on U.S. Law Isn’t: Supreme Court Keeps Editing

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Ad Campaign Slams Supreme Court Secretiveness

A new ad campaign called “Fix the Court” seeks to make the Supreme Court of the United States more transparent, claiming it is the “most powerful,” yet “least accountable” government institution in our nation. This campaign, founded by Gabe Roth, seeks to make the justices’ decisions more open to the…


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