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Judicial Watch, Allied Educational Foundation File Amicus Curiae Brief with U.S. Supreme Court Supporting the Right of All Persons to Obtain Public Records from All State and Local Governments

…local governments. As Judicial Watch and AEF note in their brief, the Supreme Court must resolve the case as “there is a split between the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third and Fourth Circuits as to whether the right of access to public records is a ‘privilege and immunity’ under the U.S. Constitution.” (The Privileges and Immunity Clause states: “The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all…

Study: North Carolina Minority Vote Turnout Increased After Stronger Election Integrity Measures Implemented

…to two million North Carolina voters. In their amici brief, Judicial Watch and AEF argue that the opposite is true, comparing the results of a May 4, 2010, primary election with those of a May 14, 2014, primary election, the first major election to be held in North Carolina since the passage of HB 589. The turnout numbers are “devastating to the plaintiff’s case because they contradict all of their…

Judicial Watch Files Amicus Curiae Brief with U.S. Supreme Court In Support of Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

…relied upon the “political restructuring doctrine,” a legal precedent used by courts to invalidate laws judged to impede the access of minorities to the political system. Stating that “the Sixth Circuit’s use of the political restructuring doctrine to propagate racial preferences in Michigan violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution,” the Judicial Watch- AEF amicus brief argues: “Both the political restructuring doctrine and…

Prop 8 JW AEF Amicus Brief

Ohio AEF amicus 2:13-cv-935

Prop 8 JW AEF Amicus Brief

Ohio AEF leave to file amicus 2:13-cv-935

Weekly Update: IRS Scandal Escalates

…the law did not violate the First Amendment rights of plaintiffs,” our brief states, “… it violates a fundamental right of citizens of the several states to fully participate in policy advocacy anywhere in their country such debates take place.” Specifically, the Judicial Watch and AEF brief argues the following: I.    The Privileges and Immunities Clause Protects all Americans’ Right to Circulate an Initiative Petition in Order to Protect…

Clinton Corruption Bombshells

…the reforms contained in HB 589. Following oral arguments, the court indicated that it would likely rule on the motion in the next few weeks. Now let’s a look at the specific arguments we raised in court and with our amicus curiae brief filed on June 18, 2014 with the AEF and Christina Kelley Gallegos-Merrill. (Christina Kelley Gallegos-Merrill ran for County Commissioner of Buncombe County in 2012 and lost a…

JW Gets Court Hearing on Missing IRS Emails

…NLRB are unconstitutional for the primary reason that the Senate was in session at the time of the purported appointments… The President’s declaration that these sessions were invalid disregards the Senate’s authority to determine and administer its own procedures, including when it will recess and how it will conduct its business. The Supreme Court unanimously agreed with the position JW and AEF took and, in a rare push-back to Obama’s…

Judicial Watch, Allied Educational Foundation File Amicus Curiae Brief with Supreme Court in Support of California Proposition 8 Protecting Marriage

Ninth Circuit Ruling represents a ‘dangerous erosion of the principle of federalism, an anti-democratic limitation on the people’s right to popular initiative and referendum; and a drastic revision of the concept of rational basis in Equal Protection analysis.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on August 31, 2012, it filed an amicus curiae (No. 12-144) brief with the United States Supreme Court in conjunction with…

Brief Supporting the Right of All Persons to Obtain Public Records from All State and Local Governments

…et al., Respondents (No. 12-17)). The lower court ruling at issue in the amicus brief, if allowed to remain in force, would prevent non-Virginians from gaining access to public records from Virginia state and local governments. As Judicial Watch and AEF note in their brief, the Supreme Court must resolve the case as “there is a split between the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Third and Fourth Circuits as to whether the right…

Judicial Watch Reacts to Supreme Court’s Decision on Recess Appointments

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement today in response to the Supreme Court’s unanimous judgment that President Obama overstepped his constitutional authority in bypassing the U.S. Senate in making a series of “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Judicial Watch had jointly filed with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) an amici curiae brief in National Labor Relations Board v….

Judicial Watch Files Amicus Curiae Brief with Supreme Court Challenging U.S. Census Policy of Counting Illegal Aliens When Apportioning Seats in Congress

…to the seven that it would have been apportioned, were it not for the inclusion of illegal aliens and “non-immigrant foreign nationals,” encompassing holders of student visas and guest workers.  The brief also notes that the “apportionment, in turn, determines the apportionment of electors in the Electoral College for the next three presidential elections.” It is the contention of the State of Louisiana, Judicial Watch and AEF that “the policy…

Judicial Watch Statement Regarding U.S. Supreme Court Decision in Michigan Affirmative Action Ban

Sixth Circuit had ruled against referendum ban on considering race in college admissions (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court 6-2 decisionto uphold Michigan’s affirmative action ban, which prevents the use of race as a factor in college admissions: Today’s decision is a green light for more states to take steps to end discriminatory racial preferences. The…