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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…

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, et al. v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. (No. 13-1371)

…their amicus, Judicial Watch and AEF argue that the FHA practice violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and could, therefore, have a “corrosive effect” on the nation: Amici are concerned that the imposition of liability under the FHA for practices that are both facially neutral and unmotivated by discriminatory intent violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, and are further concerned about the corrosive effect…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Obama Lawless Amnesty Costs Exposed

…has twice before granted review on the disparate impact issue, only to have both cases scuttled by controversial pre-hearing settlements clearly orchestrated by the Obama administration. (We did some sleuthing on that corrupt interference with the court processes – an investigation which you can see below.) Hopefully this time around we can have a definitive ruling that ends this very destructive practice. In our amicus brief, Judicial Watch and AEF

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…

JW Forces Holder Out?

…system in an effort to eviscerate HB 589. By the way, our partners in that legal effort were Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) and Christina Kelley Gallegos-Merrill (a North Carolina resident and former political candidate).  AEF and Ms. Gallegos-Merrill both have an interest in upholding the rule of law and constitutional values. (Ms. Gallegos-Merrill’s interest is based on experience, as she ran for County Commissioner of Buncombe County in 2012 and…

Brief Challenging U.S. Census Policy of Counting Illegal Aliens When Apportioning Seats in Congress

…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 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.”…

Brief in California State Supreme Court in Support of Law Banning “Same-Sex Marriage”

Judicial Watch filed an  amicus curiae (No. 12-144) brief with the United States Supreme Court in conjunction with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) in support of California’s Proposition 8, which states that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” On February 7, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Proposition 8 unconstitutional by a vote of 2-1, while failing to address the larger issue of whether same sex…

Judicial Watch Files Amicus Curiae Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Opposition to Race-Based Admission Policies at the University of Texas at Austin

University Admission Policies Result in ‘Racial and Ethnic Stereotyping’ and Violate the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed an amicus curiae brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Abigail Noel Fisher.  The brief was filed jointly with the Allied Educational…

Judicial Watch Files Amicus Brief in U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Utah Amendment 3 Defining Marriage as Between a Man and Woman

Amicus says lower court ruling “limits the right of the people to self-governance and harms American democracy” (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that on September 4, 2014, it filed an amicus curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of Utah’s constitutional Amendment 3, defining marriage as consisting “only of the legal union between…

Judicial Watch Statement on Supreme Court Same-Sex Marriage Decisions

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today issued a statement criticizing the rulings by the Supreme Court of the United States in United  States v. Windsor (No. 12–307),  the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) case and Hollingsworth et al. v. Perry et al. (No. 12-144), the California voter-approved Proposition 8 case. Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain records of communications regarding the decision to not actively…

Weekly Update: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Voting Integrity, Federalism Victory at the High Court! This week brought with it a crushing blow to liberals who delight in using the federal government to hammer states that want to protect the integrity of electoral process under the guise of “racial equality.” As reported by The Washington Times: The Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that states no longer can be judged by voting discrimination that went on decades…



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