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Obama’s drug-sentencing quagmire

President Obama’s plan to commute sentences of nonviolent drug offenders sentenced for cocaine-related crimes is not only inefficient and convoluted, but also heavily biased due to the involvement of politically-charged advocacy groups like the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). According to the plan, prisoners must apply for sentence commutations

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26 Ways the Media Botched Their Reporting on the Latest Benghazi Report

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Former US Justice Department official calls NC voter suppression ‘a myth’

In an op-ed for Wall Street Journal, Robert Popper, a Senior Attorney for Judicial Watch, quashes the minority voter suppression myth regarding North Carolina’s new election laws. He discusses voter turnout data from the November 2014 election demonstrating that black registration and voter turnout increased after North Carolina adopted new laws

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The Voter Suppression Myth Takes Another Hit

In an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, Robert Popper, Senior Attorney for Judicial Watch, describes how changes to North Carolina’s election laws have increased black turnout and registration, according to turnout data. Changes that were made to the election laws include requiring voters to cast ballots in their home…

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Colorado judiciary long on taxpayer money, short on transparency

Arthur Kane describes how Colorado’s judicial department has refused to release its documents to the general public, a customary practice of other departments in the state and a necessity for government transparency. To highlight this, Kane describes his encounter with Colorado Court Administrator Gerald Marroney, along with a 2012 appellate court ruling,

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Here’s how inspectors found $43b Washington could save

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Belatedly Released and Revealing Fast & Furious Docs

Sharyl Attkisson details the Fast and Furious documents Judicial Watch obtained after filing a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Justice. Most of the obtained documents are heavily redacted, yet many documents have yet to be released by this executive agency. In addition, reviews of these obtained documents show President Obama had no legitimate basis…

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US offers $5 MILLION reward for help capturing Saudi al-Qaeda terrorist RELEASED from Guantanamo prison by the George W. Bush administration – and he’s now urging Muslims to kill Americans

In October 2014, the Obama administration started offering a $5 million reward for Ibrahim al-Rubaish, who became an al-Qaeda senior leader in the Arabian Peninsula two years after he was released from Guantanamo Bay by the Bush administration. The Defense Department under the Bush administration released him to a rehabilitation program in Saudi…

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Fast & Furious Crime Scene Photos Ordered Released

Sharyl Attkisson describes Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit against the City of Phoenix that uncovered Fast and Furious crime scene photos from a 2013 gang style assault that happened there. An AK-47 rifle that was used in this gruesome assault was linked to Operation Fast and Furious, a gun-walking scheme perpetuated by…

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Languid, Lax Congressional Ethics Disciplinary System May Pick Up Pace in 2015

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Released docs portray DC’s special treatment of Gregory’s 30-round magazine stunt

Legal Insurrection recently won its FOIA lawsuit it filed with Judicial Watch against the District of Columbia, which revealed David Gregory received preferential treatment instead of punishment for possessing an illegal magazine in the District. David Gregory displayed the magazine on his then-show “Meet the Press” on NBC News, even though…

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Lawyers Create Big Paydays by Coaxing Attorneys General to Sue

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President Obama Rewards Media Matters with a Political Nomination

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Obama issues ‘executive orders by another name’

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Ecuador Family Wins Favors After Donations to Democrats

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Judicial Watch’s Fitton: New Docs Expose Justice in IRS Scandal

A Judicial Watch FOIA lawsuit uncovered that the Department of Justice colluded with the IRS to target politically conservative and tea party groups seeking non-profit status. In 2010, the Department of Justice reached out to the IRS to pursue this collusion before the political targeting occurred. Unfortunately, Judicial Watch was…

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NY Times Has Sent Advance Copies of Dowd Columns to Subjects Before — All Without Repercussions

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd allowed Bernard Weinraub, a former reporter for the New York Times, to review an advanced copy of a column she wrote about his wife Amy Pascal, the executive of Sony. Dowd wanted to reassure Weinraub that she would make her “look great,” as Sony was enduring the…

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How Eric Holder spun the ‘Fast and Furious’ scandal to a lapdog media

Sharyl Attkisson discusses Judicial Watch’s FOIA lawsuit that helped release 42,000 pages of government documents detailing the Fast and Furious scandal. From the more than thousand pages she reviewed, she found an email exchange between White House and DOJ press flacks, who chastised her for revealing that former Attorney General Eric Holder…

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Florida Gets Another Chance To Appeal For The Right To Clean Voter Rolls, They Should Take It

Robert Popper, Judicial Watch’s Senior Attorney, details a federal appeals panel’s decision claiming federal law prevents Florida from removing non-citizens from its voter rolls 90 days before a federal election. In fact, Florida’s Secretary of State refused to appeal this ruling. Previously, the Department of Justice sued Florida for pursuing a

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Congress finds sorting Fast and Furious records ‘like pieces of a puzzle’

Judicial Watch announced that it received from the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) on November 18, 2014, a large production of documents pertaining to Operation Fast and Furious. The documents were forced out of the Obama administration through a June 2012 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request and subsequent September…