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State Sen Russell Pearce, Author of Arizona SB 1070, Asks Court to Decline Obama Attempt to Prevent AZ Law from Taking Effect

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce has filed a memorandum with the United States Court for the District of Arizona opposing the Obama Justice Department’s “Motion for Preliminary Injunction,” which would prevent sections of Senator

Judicial Watch Letter to Committee on the Judiciary Calls for Rejection of Kagan Nomination

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton submitted the following letter to the Judiciary Committee regarding the nomination of Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court of the United States: Dear Chairman Leahy and Senator Sessions: Judicial Watch is a non-partisan, educational foundation that advocates for transparency and accountability in government, politics, and…

State Senator Russell Pearce, Author of Arizona’s SB 1070, Seeks to Intervene in Federal Lawsuit to Defend AZ Immigration Law

Judicial Watch, the government watchdog group, announced today that it has filed a “Motion to Intervene” (Case No. 10-cv-01413-SRB) on behalf of Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce, author of Arizona’s new illegal immigration law, SB 1070, in an Obama Justice Department lawsuit challenging the law which set to take effect…

Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against Federal Housing Finance Agency over Key Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Documents

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on July 12 (McKinley v. Federal Housing Finance Agency, Civil Action No. 10-1165 (HHK)). In the FOIA lawsuit, Judicial Watch seeks the following information on behalf…

Washington’s Summer Interns are Cordially Invited to a Special Seminar: “How to Fight Corruption in Washington”

Judicial Watch, the conservative, nonpartisan educational foundation that promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law, will host a free and entertaining educational program to benefit think tank, press and Capitol Hill interns. It features Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, Paul Orfanedes, Director of Litigation and

Judicial Watch Files Congressional Ethics Complaint Against Rep. Joe Sestak Over Obama White House Jobs Scandal

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed a congressional ethics complaint against Pennsylvania Rep. Joe Sestak for allegedly conspiring with the Obama White House to “cover up criminal conduct regarding job offers made to Congressman Sestak in exchange for…

Judicial Watch Statement on the Obama Administration’s Suit over Arizona’s Illegal Immigration Law (SB 1070)

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement in response to today’s lawsuit filed by the Obama Justice Department against Arizona over its illegal immigration law set to go into effect on July 29: “The Obama administration admits in today’s lawsuit that it doesn’t want to fully enforce our…

Emails: Pentagon Colludes with Congressional Offices before Releasing Documents on Congressional Military Travel

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has uncovered emails from the Department of Defense (DOD) that indicate the Pentagon worked hand-in-hand with congressional offices prior to releasing documents regarding congressional military travel under the Freedom of Information Act

White House Interferes with New York Times Investigation of Supreme Court Nominee Elena Kagan

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from Hunter College High School regarding a White House effort to deny New York Times education reporter Sharon Otterman access to Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan’s brother Irving, who currently teaches…

Judicial Watch Files House Ethics Complaint against Rep. Bob Etheridge for Alleged Assault

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed an official complaint with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) against Rep. Bob Etheridge (D-NC) for allegedly assaulting a man on a Washington, DC, sidewalk on June 9th. According to press accounts,…


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