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Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice – Pardongate

PARDONGATE In the last day of his presidency, Bill Clinton granted 140 pardons and commuted 36 sentences (a scandal that came to be known as Pardongate), many of them to convicted felons who had paid large fees to Clinton associates. Like many of Clinton’s actions, these pardons raised ethical concerns…

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Housing and Urban Development (No. 09-1811)

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit with the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to force compliance with a FOIA request for documents relating to grants the department provided to the Association for Community Reform Now (ACORN).

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 11-002) – documents regarding Medicare review of Provenge

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to force the agency to comply with a FOIA request for documents regarding the decision to place the prostate cancer vaccine Provenge under review. Provenge has been shown to extend life…

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Health and Human Services (No. 10-443) – documents regarding closed-door meetings on health care reform

Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the Obama Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to obtain documents related to President Obama’s closed-door health care meetings with Vice President Biden, HHS Secretary Sebelius, Speaker Pelosi, Majority Leader Reid and union officials in violation of a campaign promise to broadcast all…

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Health & Human Services (No. 08-1865)

On August 14, 2008, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act request with the Department of Health and Human Services to find out everything we could about the Bush administration’s funding of Planned Parenthood, including what restrictions, if any, have been placed on how this money is spent.

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency (No. 10-246) – documents regarding climate “czar” Carol Browner

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to obtain documents related to President Obama’s Special Assistant on Energy and Climate Carol Browner and her role in crafting official U.S. climate policy. Ms. Browner, who was never subjected…

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Energy

This case concerns Freedom of Information Act (“FOIA”) requests sent by JW on April 19, 2001 to Defendants. When the Defendants failed to respond timely to JW’s FOIA requests, JW was forced to file this lawsuit on May 9, 2001.

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Defense (No. 09-836) – Senator visits/briefings on the Republic of Georgia

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Department of Defense requesting documents regarding U.S. Senators’ visits and briefings about the Republic of Georgia

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Defense (No. 08-1748)

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Department of Defense to obtain documents regarding the voting records for U.S. armed forces serving overseas.

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Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Defense

Judicial Watch filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests with the Department of Defense in March 2004 to obtain documents concerning the Empower Peace website and the Rendon Group. It has been reported that the Pentagon has made use of the Rendon Group to influence public opinion. The Smith-Mundt Act…