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Judicial Watch v. Office of Management and Budget (Case No. 11-2141)

Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced that it filed today separate lawsuits against the Obama Department of Energy and Office of Management and Budget to obtain records regarding the taxpayer funded government loan provided to the now bankrupt green energy company Solyndra. On September 5, 2011,

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Defense (No. 11-863) – Able Danger

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Defense (DOD) to obtain documents related to a military planning effort to deploy information technology against international terrorism called Able Danger.

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Philips, et al. v Board of Trustees of Montgomery College (No. V342882) – - taxpayer supported funding for illegal aliens to attend Montgomery College

Judicial Watch filed this lawsuit on behalf of Montgomery County taxpayers Michael Lee Philips, Patricia Fenati, and David Drake against the Board of Trustees of Maryland’s Montgomery College for unlawfully charging discounted “in county” tuition rates to students who graduate from Montgomery County public high schools, regardless of their place…

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Judicial Watch v. Social Security Administration (No. 06-2034) – “no match” letter statistics

On June 6, 2006, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request with the Social Security Administration (SSA) for statistical data regarding “No Match” letters sent to employers when new employee information is sent to the SSA. In a response letter dated June 29, 2006, the SSA refused…

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Homeland Security (No. 11-604) – documents regarding reviews and dismissals of pending immigration cases

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit to obtain documents from the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) regarding President Obama’s “stealth amnesty” for illegal aliens. The lawsuit followed DHS’s non-responsiveness to an August 30, 2010, FOIA request seeking the following information: Any and all records of, and/or…

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Homeland Security (No. 04-0907) – alien crossings due to Bush Amnesty Program

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to force compliance with a FOIA request for records concerning surveys of illegal aliens which asked whether the aliens crossed the border in response to President George W. Bush’s amnesty program.

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 11-803) – communications concerning decision to not support DOMA

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain records of communications regarding the decision to not actively defend Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Defense and Central Intelligence Agency (No. 11-890) – Osama bin Laden raid photographs and video recordings

Following the raid by US Navy SEALs which killed Osama bin Laden, the Obama Department of Defense (DOD) and Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) provided photographic and video evidence of bin Laden’s death to members of Congress. Judicial Watch believes that the American public has the right to see those documents…

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Judicial Watch v. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (No. 11-1797) – DOJ & ATF “Fast and Furious” documents

Pursuant to a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request filed on July 13, 2011, Judicial Watch seeks the following the following records from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF): All records of communication, contracts and correspondence between ATF Director Kenneth E. Melson and any official, officer, or…

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (Case No. 11-1796)

Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it filed Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuits on October 11, 2011 against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Bureau of Alcohol,Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to obtain records related to an ATF “gun-running” operation known as Fast