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Judicial Watch v. Department of the Treasury (No. 09-152)

On October 13, 2008, the Treasury Department hosted a meeting of the CEOs of nine major banks to coerce them into accepting the U.S. government’s $250 billion equity stake. Following a Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the Treasury Department replied that it had no relevant documents. When…

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Judicial Watch v. Department of the Treasury (No. 10-72) – records of sale of former GM plant in Wilmington, Delaware

Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit to obtain documents — regarding automotive start-up Fisker’s purchase of a former General Motors plant in Wilmington, Delaware — from the Department of the Treasury in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

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Judicial Watch v. Department of the Treasury (No. 09-2132) – Sept. 18, 2008 bailout briefing held by Ben Bernanke and Henry Paulson

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request on June 19, 2009 for information regarding a briefing on the financial crisis held by former Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson and Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke on September 18, 2008.

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Judicial Watch v. Department of State (No. 10-1731) – documents regarding government sponsored trips taken by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Obama State Department to obtain information on the government-sponsored trips taken by Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf. The Obama administration sent Rauf, the driving force behind the controversial Ground Zero Mosque, on a trip to the Middle East to…

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Labor (No. 09-1852) – Investigation of alleged embezzlement involving ACORN

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) to obtain documents regarding the involvement of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) and its associated organizations in the alleged embezzlement of funds by Dale Rathke, the…

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 10-1606) – documents regarding meetings between Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perrelli and the White House regarding the DOJ’s case against the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain records related to meetings between Associate Attorney General Thomas Perrelli and White House officials regarding DOJ’s decision to dismiss its voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party for Self…

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 10-248) – documents regarding decision to try 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Obama Justice Department to obtain documents related to Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision to prosecute terrorist Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and other 9/11 conspirators in New York federal court. Judicial Watch’s November 19, 2009, FOIA request seeks the following…

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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…