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Family Research Council Inc. v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 11-1550)- defense of DOMA documents

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) on behalf of the Family Research Council (FRC) for records related to the DOJ’s decision not to defend the constitutionality of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in any pending or future litigation.

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Wurzelbacher v. Jones-Kelley, et al. (No. 2:07-cv-162) – “Joe the Plumber” civil rights violation

On October 12, 2008, Samuel Joseph Wurzelbacher was in his yard playing football with his son when Barack Obama and his campaign entourage approached, filming Mr. Obama’s interactions with the public. As a result, Mr. Wurzelbacher, an employee of a small plumbing business, was able to ask then-Presidential candidate Obama…

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Sturgeon v. Los Angeles County (No. BC-351286) – Judge pay

In 1998, the state of California took over funding of all state trial court operations, including responsibility for payment of salaries and benefits to trial court judges. Los Angeles County, which is home to one of the largest trial court systems in the United States, continues to pay “local judicial…

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Packer v. US Commission On Security & Cooperation in Europe, and Alcee Hastings and Fred Turner (No. 11-00485 D.D.C.)

Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit on March 7, 2011, against Florida Democrat Congressman Alcee Hastings on behalf of Winsome Packer, a female employee of the United States Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, of which Hastings was the chairman. Ms. Winsome was repeatedly subjected to “unwelcome sexual advances,” “unwelcome…

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Malone, et al. v. Phoenix Police Pension Board, et al. – Illegal pension payments to Phoenix Police Chief

On August 27, 2009, Judicial Watch sent a letter to Arizona Attorney General Goddard requesting that he take action against Phoenix Chief of Police Jack F. Harris for illegally receiving pension funds while still serving as the city’s police chief. Following the Attorney General’s refusal to take action, Judicial Watch…

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 10-1783) – FOIA case for docs regarding DOJ directing funds to various organizations

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain information about a DOJ policy that directs large sums of cash settlements from DOJ Civil Rights Division discrimination lawsuits to organizations that are not officially connected to these lawsuits.

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Alexander, et al. v. FBI (Nos. 96-2123/97-1288) – “Filegate”

In the early 1990’s, President and Hillary Clinton violated the privacy rights of their perceived political enemies by wrongly accessing and misusing the FBI files of Reagan and Bush I staffer and others. This scandal became known as “Filegate.” In pursuing its Filegate investigation, Judicial Watch learned with the help…

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Appellate Court brief defending Georgia’s immigration law the Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011 (IIREA)

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Appellate Court brief arguing that non-purchase of health insurance does not count as an “activity” under the Commerce Clause

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In support of California citizens’ rights to defend Proposition 8 when the state government does not