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Judicial Watch Amicus Brief Challenges Obama’s Executive Action on Student Visas

“DHS’ broad, unauthorized regulatory-rewrite of Immigration and Naturalization Act statute in question is especially harmful because it oversteps the agency’s authority and usurps the powers reserved to Congress.” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on April 6, 2015, it filed an amicus curiae brief in the U.S. District Court for the District

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…

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

Lawsuit seeks records on audits of individuals and groups based on Tea Party applications for exempt status (Washington, DC) – 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…

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.

Judicial Watch Files Amicus Brief with U.S. Supreme Court Alleging Fourth Circuit Violated Federal Law in Allowing One Judge to Review Critical Maryland Gerrymandering Case

Federal Law Requires Three Judges to Hear Redistricting Challenges (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on March 20, 2015, it filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to review a Fourth Circuit Court ruling that violates the Three-Judge Court Act by allowing a single judge to…

JW Files Supreme Court Amicus Brief In Support of Traditional Marriage, Argues against Federal Commandeering of State Marriage Laws

Group Ties Protection of Traditional Marriage to First Amendment (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on April 3, 2015, it filed an amicius curiae brief in the Supreme Court of the United States to support the state governments of Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee and Michigan following a lawsuit challenging the states’ decision…

Judicial Watch and Allied Educational Foundation File Amicus Brief, Ask U.S. Supreme Court to Review Race-Based Affirmative Action Admissions Policies at the University of Texas

University’s reliance on broad racial categories to achieve “holistic diversity” violates U.S. Constitution (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on March 12, 2015, it joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) to file an amici curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of Abigail Fisher, a Texas resident who…

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…

Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Records Regarding Suspicious 2014 New Year’s Day Explosion at Apartment Building in Minneapolis Muslim Neighborhood

Documents already obtained by Judicial Watch raise serious questions about source of explosion, cursory local investigation, barring of ATF agents from investigating (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain records regarding its response to

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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