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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…

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

Prop 8 JW AEF Amicus Brief

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…

Ohio AEF amicus 2:13-cv-935

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 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, 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 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…

Weekly Update: Free Pass for Terrorist?

…history is clear enough: Racial discrimination is never benign.” Let’s hope this opinion, which mirrors the arguments put forth by JW and the AEF, prevails when the High Court decides the Michigan affirmative action case next term. New Treasury Documents Reveal Terms of Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s May Cuba Trip Liberal celebrities traveling to countries hostile to the United States — and supporting oppressive and cruel dictators – is not a…

Lawsuit for Clean Elections

…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 Privileges…

New Poll and Stealing Democracy

…College for the next three presidential elections.” It is the contention of the State of Louisiana, Judicial Watch, and AEF that “the policy of counting unlawfully present aliens in the nation’s decennial census is unconstitutional and undermines both our federal system of government and our democratic institutions,” and is the “direct result of the failure to enforce our nation’s immigration laws.” In other words, the U.S. Census is distorting the…

Weekly Update: JW Takes on Obama IRS

February 7, 2014 JW Accuses IRS of Flouting Federal Rules:  Seeks End to IRS Anti-Tea Party Regs When it comes to silencing political opposition, the Obama administration often wields a big stick – say, for example, using the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to block the non-profit applications for organizations deemed too “patriotic.”  Or subjecting these organizations to painful and unnecessary audits. On other occasions, however, the administration opts…

Weekly Update: Is Obama Lying about Obamacare Numbers?

Obamacare Navigators: Criminals and ACORN Activists? Judicial Watch Sues for Details Tens of millions of people struggling to find their way through the bureaucratic mess that is Obamacare to find quality health care.  Do not despair.  Your government is there to help you! The Obama administration has hired some 50,000 “navigators,” at a taxpayer cost of $67 million, to help guide Americans through the Obamacare labyrinths.  There’s just…