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Attkisson files lawsuit v. DOJ; What about criminal charges?

Yesterday, news broke Sharyl Attkisson, a well-renowned investigative journalist, filed a FOIA lawsuit against the Department of Justice with Judicial Watch after she found out her computers were hacked from 2011 to 2013. During that time period, Attkisson was covering the Obama administration’s Benghazi and Fast and Furious scandals. The Justice…


Former CBS Reporter Sharyl Attkisson Sues DOJ for $35 Million

With the help of Judicial Watch, Sharyl Attkisson, a former CBS reporter and investigative journalist, has sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) for $35 million in damages after computer forensic exams showed hackers monitoring her work exposing the Obama administration for its corruption from 2011 to 2013. The DOJ has said…


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


JW Files SCOTUS Amicus Brief, Argues against Subsidies for Federal Health Exchange Enrollees

Group asks High Court to affirm the limits on the executive branch’s ability to disregard federal statutes, reaffirm separation of powers   (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on December 24, 2014, it filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the IRS…


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


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…


Documents Show $200,383 in Taxpayer Expenses for Obama’s Denver Fundraising Trip

Including transportation and security, total cost for the July fundraiser totaled $896,277.80 in taxpayer expenses (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it has obtained records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security revealing that expenditures for security provided to President Obama on his fundraising visit to Denver, Colorado, on…


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,


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…


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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