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JW Sues over Fast and Furious Stonewall: Seeks Docs about DOJ’s Legal Fight over Holder Contempt of Congress Citation

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on September 5, 2013, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, against the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking access to all records of communications between DOJ and House Committee…

New Docs Reveal FBI Surveillance Team Trailed Terrorist al-Aulaqi to Pentagon for His Luncheon Speech to DOD Brass

More than 250 pages of FBI surveillance logs reveal that Agents spent four months following al-Aulaqi  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained surveillance reports and logs from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) revealing that FBI agents trailed U.S.-born al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Aulaqi to…

Judicial Watch Issues Special Report on Anniversary of Benghazi Massacre and Cover-Up

Updated Report focuses on “Unanswered Questions and the Quest for Accountability from the Obama Administration;” calls for House Select Committee to fully investigate the attack (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch today released “On the Anniversary of the Benghazi Attack of September 11, 2012: Unanswered Questions and the Quest for Accountability…

Judicial Watch’s Documentary District of Corruption Airs September 9 on HDNet Movies

Provides the Inside Story of Presidential Scandals and Secrets (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, America’s largest government watchdog group, announced today that its hard-hitting feature documentary film District of Corruption will air on Monday, September 9, at 10:15 pm ET on HDNet Movies.  The film is written and directed by…

Judicial Watch Statement on Court Ruling on the Secret Service’s White House Visitor Logs

U.S. Court of Appeals Judge Rules White House visitor logs off-limits to the America People (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued a statement today in response to the ruling of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, which found that U.S. Secret Service’s White…

Judicial Watch: Defense Department Teaching Documents Suggest Mainstream Conservative Views “Extremist”

Defense Document Suggests Colonists Fighting British Rule were members of “extremist movement”  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained educational materials from the Department of Defense (DOD) depicting conservative organizations as “hate groups” and advising students to be aware that “many extremists will talk of

JW Asks Supreme Court to Review Lawsuit against CIA and DOD to Force Release of bin Laden Death Images

Petition argues that case could determine whether courts provide ‘meaningful review’ or ‘blind deference’ to Executive branch decisions  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that it has filed a certiorari petition with the Supreme Court of the United States to review a 2013 Appeals Court ruling against the Judicial Watch…

Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for LGBT Bar Association’s 2012 Lavender Law Conference & Career Fair Documents

DOJ “cover up” has continued for 11 months since filing of original FOIA request in August, 2012 (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:13-cv-00949)) on June 21, 2013, in the U.S.…

Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Revealing ACORN Spin-Off Received HUD Grant Despite Federal Funding Ban

Top HUD official transferred more than $200,000 from ACORN spin-off AHCOA for activities of “former AHCOA affiliates”  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch, announced today that it has obtained documents from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) revealing that on February 12, 2013, HUD Assistant Secretary for Office of…

Media Advisory: Court Hearing on Taxpayer Challenge to Special Order 7

 Controversial LAPD Program Benefits Dangerous, Unlicensed Drivers (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on Monday, August 12, California Superior Court Judge Terry A. Green will hear a taxpayer lawsuit filed May 8, 2012, over Special Order 7, which regulates the impounding of vehicles driven by unlicensed drivers.  Named…


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