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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 its…

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JW Gets Court Hearing on Missing IRS Emails

…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 outrageous…

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More IRS Smoking-Gun Emails

…some time. In fact, we partnered with AEF on an amici brief in support of Fisher prior to her Supreme Court victory. Despite the 7-1 Supreme Court ruling, a divided Fifth Circuit three-judge panel again upheld the UT race-based admissions policies in a 2-1 decision issued in July 2014. The Fifth Circuit panel suggested that colleges and universities “may use race and ethnicity not only in pursuit of an undefined…

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JW Beats IRS in Court

…where up to 50 percent of voting-age Hispanics are not currently U.S. citizens. The Evenwel plaintiffs challenged the constitutionality of this scheme, but were unable to convince the lower courts. So they went to the Supreme Court with the support of JW and AEF. Thankfully, the Supreme Court agreed to take up the case, noting that it had “probable jurisdiction” (which is another method under which the Court can fully…

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Clinton Corruption Bombshells

…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 very close election. She alleges that this loss was…

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Weekly Update: IRS Scandal Escalates

…and Immunities” clause. “Even if 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…

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

…Support Enforcement, 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…

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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 the…

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Judicial Watch and Allied Educational Foundation File Amici Brief In McDonnell Corruption Case

…are impermissibly vague under the U.S. Constitution. In their amici brief in support of the Court of Appeals decision, Judicial Watch and AEF argue that the two laws at issue are straightforward tools for policing public corruption: Public officials have a duty to act in the best interest of the people who elect them. When they make decisions based on personal interest, they are defrauding the public. The honest services…

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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…

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State of North Carolina, et al. v League of Women Voters of North Carolina, et al.

…On February 2, 2015, Judicial Watch joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) to file an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in opposition to a lower court ruling preventing North Carolina’s implementation of its election integrity reform law. Judicial Watch and AEF argue that a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit incorrectly placed “disproportionate impact” racial theory at…

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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….

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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…

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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…

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Obama Lawless Amnesty Costs Exposed

…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 argue that the FHA practice violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment and could, therefore, have a “corrosive effect” on the nation. Here is how JW attorneys…

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