Judicial Watch • Blog

Blog - Page 303 of 429 - Judicial Watch

Convict Murders Days After Judge Releases Him

Although a county probation department labeled a violent convicted felon unsuitable for release, a California judge granted the man one month of freedom to get his affairs in order and days later he committed murder. The southern California man (Curtis Harris) with a lengthy criminal record was supposed to serve…

Fraud, Corruption At Major U.S. Seaport

Several federal agencies, including the Department of Justice, have launched a criminal investigation into one of the nation’s largest seaports just weeks after a state audit revealed rampant fraud and corruption among the officials who run the public facility. Released in mid December, the findings of an investigation conducted by…

Backlash For Crowning Illegal Immigrants In 2007

A major Texas newspaper is being bombarded with criticism and threats of boycott from outraged longtime subscribers for naming illegal immigrants as the state’s citizens of the year in a much-hyped editorial. In the lengthy end of 2007 editorial the Dallas Morning News wrote quite a tear-jerker naming the illegal…

Court Decision Protects Corrupt Lawmakers

The investigation of a Montana senator is the latest casualty of a recent appellate court ruling that federal prosecutors say will prevent them from pursuing several public corruption cases, many involving politicians bribed by jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff. Former Republican Senator Conrad Burns was being investigated for abusing his position…

Clinton Donor Tied To Mexican Drug Trade

An influential Democratic donor who has given Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign the federal limit and has been indicted for illegally practicing law, had his offices raided by authorities who say he launders money for Mexican drug cartels. Renowned in ritzy Corpus Christi circles, Mauricio Celis has for years been one…

Voter ID Law Goes To Supreme Court

As the 2008 presidential primaries get going, the Supreme Court will hear a pair of cases next week involving Indiana’s voter identification law and the decision could have a huge national impact. Intended to prevent election fraud, 23 states have enacted laws that require voters to present photo identification to…

Convicted Official Will Stay As Govt. Agency Chair

A Connecticut official convicted for collaborating with a corrupt state treasurer to cheat taxpayers out of hundreds of thousands of dollars will be reelected by fellow Democrats to chair a water commission in which he will oversee a $111 million annual budget. As chairman of the Metropolitan District Commission, a…

Colleges Want Publicly Funded Trips To Terrorist Nations

The board that runs Florida’s public university system wants a federal judge to lift a state law banning the use of taxpayer money to pay for academic trips to nations that sponsor terrorism. The panel has even hired, at taxpayer expense, a high-profile Florida law firm (Holland & Knight) to…

Sign Up for Updates!