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The Docket

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Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 1:15-cv-00223)

On February 13, 2015, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) seeking “any and all” records concerning contracts and consultancy agreements between the HHS and Jonathan Gruber, the Obamacare architect who controversially referenced “the stupidity of the American voter” in describing

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Edward “Bud” Tuffly v. U. S. Department of Homeland Security (No.2:15-cv-00067)

On January 15, 2015, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on behalf of Edward “Bud” Tuffly II, a concerned citizen and former Border Patrol agent, against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to obtain records regarding the release of thousands of illegal aliens allegedly in anticipation of “sequestration” budget cuts.

AMICUS CURAE

State of North Carolina, et al. v League of Women Voters of North Carolina, et al.

On February 2, 2015, Judicial Watch joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) to file an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in opposition to a lower court ruling preventing North Carolina’s implementation of its election integrity reform law.

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David King, et al. v. Sylvia Burwell, et al., (No. 14-114)

On December 24, 2014, Judicial Watch filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the IRS and the Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Treasury over a decision by the agencies to ignore a key provision of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

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Sharyl Attkisson and Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No:1:14-cv-01944)

On November 19, 2014, Judicial Watch announced it joined investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson to file a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking “any and all records” relating to Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) background checks and other records on the award-winning correspondent. The request…

AMICUS CURAE

Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs, et al. v. The Inclusive Communities Project, Inc. (No. 13-1371)

On November 24, 2014, Judicial Watch joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) in filing an amicus curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of the State of Texas’ appeal of a lower court ruling upholding a federal Fair Housing Act (FHA) interpretation that imposes liability on…

CURRENT LITIGATION

Judicial Watch v. Internal Revenue Service (No. 1:14-cv-01872)

On November 6, 2014, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) seeking “any and all records” relating to the agency’s “monitoring of churches and other tax exempt religious organizations” for alleged political activity. The lawsuit also seeks communications between the IRS and the…

CURRENT LITIGATION

Judicial Watch v. Federal Communications Commission (No. 1:14-cv-01728)

On October 16, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seeking “any and all records” relating to a controversial FCC “Critical Information Needs” (CIN) pilot study of how news media make editorial decisions on the stories they cover. The lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the

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Kirby Vining v. Executive Board of the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority (No. 14-0006496)

On October 15, Judicial Watch filed a taxpayer lawsuit against the District of Columbia Health Benefit Exchange Authority to stop Congress from participating in D.C.’s “Small Business Exchange.”  At least 12,359 members of Congress, congressional staffers, and their spouses and dependents currently purchase health insurance in D.C.’s “Small Business Exchange”

CURRENT LITIGATION

Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01242)

On July 21, Judicial Watch filed a FOIA lawsuit against the U.S. Department of State for the following records subsequent to a May 13, 2014, FOIA request: Copies of any updates  and/or talking  points given to Ambassador Rice  by  the  White  House  or  any  federal  agency  concerning, regarding, or related…



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