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Judicial Watch Forces Release of Bank Bailout Documents

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it forced the Obama administration to release documents about the October 13, 2008, Treasury Department meeting that coerced major banks to allow the government to take $250 billion equity stakes. Among the other news, the…

Court Rejects FBI Censorship on Terrorism Investigation

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced a favorable decision by a federal court in a lawsuit against the FBI’s efforts to censor the speech of agents seeking to expose the mishandling of a terrorism investigation in the days before 9/11. The investigation, known…

Judicial Watch Announces a Panel Discussion: The Fairness Doctrine

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced an educational panel discussion that will focus upon the Fairness Doctrine, a policy which would require broadcasters to air both sides of controversial issues and to do so in a manner that was (in the FCC’s view)…

Judicial Watch Uncovers New FCC Documents on Fairness Doctrine Debate

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) concerning the "Fairness Doctrine," a policy abolished in 1987, and other governmental means to limit free speech in the media. Judicial Watch obtained the

Judicial Watch Statement on the Retirement of Justice Souter

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement today in response to reports of the impending retirement of Justice David Souter: President Obama will have a fight on his hands if he nominates a judicial activist to replace Justice Souter. President Obama said during his campaign that he would…

Judicial Watch Files Senate Ethics Complaint against Senator Christopher Dodd

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it filed a complaint on April 24, 2009, with the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Ethics against Connecticut Democratic Senator Christopher Dodd. The complaint alleges Dodd assisted a longtime friend and associate to obtain a…

Judicial Watch Uncovers New Report Detailing Sharp Increase in Violence on Mexican Border

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, today released a U.S. Customs and Border Protection report titled, BorderStat Violence, FY 2008 Year in Review, which documents a sharp increase in violence on the U.S. border with Mexico. Judicial Watch forced the Obama administration to release…

New Documents Uncovered by Judicial Watch Show Congress Ignored Corruption at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac for Years

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that as part of its ongoing investigation of the government’s role in the financial crisis it has uncovered new documents. The documents show that members of Congress for years were aware that Fannie Mae and Freddie…

JW Obtains Grand Jury Subpoenas of Federal Investigation of Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich – White House Advisors Listed

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it obtained documents from the office of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich as result of an Illinois Freedom of Information Act lawsuit related to federal investigations of Blagojevich, who was removed from office in January…

Judicial Watch Uncovers Documents Detailing Pelosi’s Repeated Requests for Military Travel

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Department of Defense (DOD) detailing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s multiple requests for military air travel. The documents, obtained by Judicial Watch through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA),


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