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Judicial Watch Requests Federal Court Hearing on IRS Email Destruction

Judicial Watch today filed a Motion for Status Conference in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to confer about the emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials, which were the subject of longstanding Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and a lawsuit, and which the IRS now claims to have “lost”.

Judicial Watch Reacts to Supreme Court’s Decision on Recess Appointments

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton made the following statement today in response the Supreme Court’s unanimous judgment that President Obama overstepped his constitutional authority in bypassing the U.S. Senate in making a series of “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Judicial Watch Obtains Documents Revealing VA Ordered a Nationwide “Mass Purge” of Veterans MRI Imaging Orders

Judicial Watch announced today that in March 2014 it obtained internal Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) documents revealing that on November 25, 2009, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) was informed that top VA officials had ordered a nationwide purge of “all outstanding [MRI] imaging orders for studies older than 6 months.” Seven days later, on December 2,

Improper Leaks? Judicial Watch Sues DOJ for Details of Leaks against Former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell and Maureen McDonnell

Judicial Watch announced today that on May 16, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain records of communications regarding the investigation into former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, his wife Maureen, and their financial relationship with Star Scientific CEO Jonnie R. Williams Sr.

Judicial Watch’s “The Corruption Chronicles” Available in Paperback Tuesday, June 10th

Judicial Watch announced today that its New York Times best-seller The Corruption Chronicles: Obama’s Big Secrecy, Big Corruption and Big Government, is being made available in paperback beginning on Tuesday, June 10.

Judicial Watch Sues Departments of Defense and State for Records about Benghazi Briefings of Congressional Leaders

Judicial Watch announced today that on May 15, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Departments of Defense and State to obtain records regarding briefings given to top congressional leaders regarding “the activities of any agency or department of the U.S. government at the Special Mission Compound and/or classified annex in

Judicial Watch Sues Department of Justice on behalf of ATF Fast & Furious Whistleblower Dodson

Judicial Watch announced today that on May 28, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) on behalf of ATF Fast and Furious whistleblower Special Agent John Dodson (Judicial Watch v U.S. Department of Justice ((No. 1:14-cv-00896)).

Judicial Watch Obtains Documents: Secret Service Tab for Obama Family 2013 Africa Trip Cost Taxpayers $2,189,727.60 for Lodging, Entertainment, and Security

Judicial Watch announced today that on May 13, 2014, it obtained lodging and entertainment expense records from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security revealing that the Secret Service entourage accompanying President Obama and his family during their trip to sub-Saharan Africa from June 27 to July 3, 2013, incurred $2,189,727.60 in lodging, entertainment, and

Judicial Watch Files Suit against Office of Special Counsel over White House Scandal Stonewall

Judicial Watch alleges that in 2009 then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and then-deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina, on behalf of the Obama administration, both used their position and influence as highly placed federal employees to affect the outcome of federal elections – in direct violation of the Hatch Act.

Judicial Watch Obtains 106-Page HHS Document Revealing Scope of Obamacare Rollout Disaster

Judicial Watch released a 106-page document obtained on May 1 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), revealing that on its first full day of operation, October 1, 2013, Obamacare’s Healthcare.gov received only one enrollment and on the second day of Healthcare.gov operation, 48% of registrations failed.

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