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JW and AEF File Amici Curiae Brief with U.S. Supreme Court in Support of Challenge to Obama NLRB Recess Appointments

 Brief supports Court of Appeals decision, argues, “The Recess Appointment Clause is clear: Recess appointments are only permissible during Recess between Senate sessions.”  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on November 25, 2013, it joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) in filing an amici curiae brief with…

Judicial Watch Obtains New Photos of Benghazi Attack Aftermath

 Obama State Department Withholds Videos of Attack (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on November 12, 2013, it obtained 30 pages of records from the Department of State, including 13 previously withheld photos depicting the devastating aftermath of the September 11, 2012, terrorist attacks on U.S. diplomatic and…

Judicial Watch to Fight Dismissal of Lawsuit Challenging Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart’s Refusal to Honor ICE Detainers

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that Judge Jean Prendergast Rooney will hear arguments regarding a Motion to Dismiss the Judicial Watch lawsuit Brian McCann v. Thomas J. Dart, which challenges Cook County Sheriff Thomas Dart’s refusal to honor U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) immigration detainers or cooperate…

Judicial Watch Releases 2013 “Transparency 101: Freedom of Information Act and Open Records Handbook”

 Handbook Helps Citizens Ensure “Transparency, Accountability and Integrity in Government”  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released its 2013 “Transparency 101:  Freedom of Information Act and Opens Records Handbook,” which provides comprehensive information about how organizations and individuals can use the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and the

Investigative Reporter, Clinton Expert, Joins Judicial Watch

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today its newest team member, investigative journalist Micah Morrison. As a senior writer and, later, chief investigative reporter for The Wall Street Journal editorial page from 1993 to 2002, Morrison led the investigations of the Clinton administration. He also reported on union corruption, Indian…

JW Forces Clinton Library to Release 57,000 Pages of Records on Hillary Clinton’s Health Care Task Force

National Archives withheld documents for seven years. Original Freedom of Information Act request to National Archives filed on April 4, 2006; FOIA lawsuit filed in 2007  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on October 17, 2013, thanks to Judicial Watch litigation, the public gained access to more than…

Judicial Watch: Emails Reveal Obama Advisers’ Concerns on NSA Surveillance

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has it has obtained a series of emails between members of President Obama’s newly created Review Group on Intelligence and Communications Technologies (Review Group) and the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (Oversight Board) that show that the Obama administration advisers…

JW Obtains Records: IRS’ Lerner Disclosed Confidential Information about Tax Status of Conservative Groups to FEC

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained email exchanges between former Internal Revenue Services (IRS) Director of Exempt Organizations Lois Lerner and enforcement attorneys at the Federal Election Commission (FEC) indicating that the IRS provided detailed, confidential information concerning the tax exempt application status and

Judicial Watch/True the Vote to Court: Require Indiana to Clean Up Voter Rolls

Lawsuit Evidence:  Indiana Election Officials Have Failed to Maintain Clean Voter Registration Lists Since 2009; Rolls in 12 Indiana Counties Exceed 100% of Total Voting-age Population  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today announced that on October 11, 2013, it filed a motion for summary judgment in the historic litigation (Judicial…

Judicial Watch Statement on Federal Court Ruling Affirming Virginia Clean Up of Voter Lists

Judicial Watch applauded today’s decision by U.S. District Court Judge Claude Hilton (in the case of Democratic Party of Virginia v. Virginia State Board of Elections, et al., (Case No. 13-cv-1218)) to deny a petition by the Democratic Party of Virginia seeking to prevent the Virginia Board of Elections from…


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