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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…

JW Sues CIA for Guest List from 2011 bin Laden Assault Awards Where Panetta Revealed “Top Secret” Information

Draft IG report accused former CIA Director of revealing name of SEAL unit and ground commander that carried out bin Laden raid at ceremony attended by “Zero Dark Thirty” filmmaker Mark Boal  (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on June 21, 2013, it filed a Freedom of Information…

Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Revealing AG Holder Travel Expenses Exceeded $4 Million in Four Years

Taxpayer-funded personal travel expenses alone totaled nearly $700,000 from March 2009 to August 2012 (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has obtained documents from the Department of Justice (DOJ) revealing that between March 27, 2009, and August 24, 2012, Attorney General Eric Holder accrued $4,263,704.01 in total…

JW Sues CIA for Transcript of Brennan Call with Journalists Revealing Details of Foiled Terrorist Plot to Bomb U.S. Airliner

Details of plot from CIA chief while top Obama counterterrorism adviser may undercut Obama administration claims that AP story ‘put the American people at risk.’ (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on June 21, 2013, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch, Inc. v.…

JW Sues Secret Service for Records Detailing Costs of Luxury Vacations Taken by Obama, First Lady, and Biden

FOIA lawsuit seeks expenditure records of U.S. Government funds for Obama’s Palm Beach ‘weekend with the boys, presidential style,’ First Lady’s, VP’s ski vacations to Aspen (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit on June 21, 2013, in the United States…

Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Revealing HHS Plans for High-Level Hiring Surge on Day Obamacare Passed

Records also show that former White House staffer, now president of Enroll America, worked with key House Democrat staffers to exclude Republicans from Obamacare briefings (Washington, DC) — Judicial Watch announced today that, through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) investigation, it has obtained documents revealing that on the day…

JW Sues Obama State Department for Talking Points and Updates Given to Susan Rice Related to Benghazi Attack

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today that on June 21, 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 State seeking records relating to “updates and/or talking points” given to U.N. Ambassador…


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