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Judicial Watch v Internal Revenue Service (No. 1:13-cv-01559)

On October 9, 2013, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) asking the District Court for the District of Columbia to compel the agency to produce records of all communications relating to the review process for organizations seeking 501(c)(4) non-profit status since January 1,…

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Judicial Watch v Department of Justice (1:14-cv-00816)

On May 16, 2014, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to obtain records of communications regarding the investigation into former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, his wife Maureen, and their financial relationship with Star Scientific CEO Jonnie R. Williams Sr. In…

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Judicial Watch v U.S. Department of Defense and U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-00812)

On May 15, 2014, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Departments of Defense and State to obtain records regarding briefings given to top congressional leaders regarding “the activities of any agency or department of the U.S. government at the Special Mission Compound and/or classified…

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Judicial Watch v U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:14-cv-00896)

Judicial Watch announced today that on May 28, 2014, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Departments of Justice (DOJ) on behalf of ATF Fast and Furious whistleblower Special Agent John Dodson. The suit specifically seeks communications between former DOJ Public Affairs Director Tracy Schmaler and Katherine Eban, author of

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Judicial Watch Inc. vs. U.S. Office of Special Counsel

On April 25, 2014, Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Office of Special Counsel (OSC) to obtain government records related to a June 15, 2010, request for an investigation into possible Hatch Act violations by then-White House staff members Rahm Emanuel and Jim Messina.…

AMICUS CURAE

Brief Filed Challenging Constitutionality of Arizona Medical Marijuana Act

Judicial Watch filed an amicus curiae brief (White Mountain Health Center v. County of Maricopa (1 CA-CV 12-0831)) on March 19, 2013, in the Court of Appeals of the State of Arizona, District One, in support of Maricopa County and the State of Arizona’s lawsuit appealing a December, 4, 2012, Maricopa Superior Court ruling that…

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Judicial Watch v. U.S. Treasury Department (1:13-cv-00199)

Treasury Department sued for records on suspicious approval of Chinese corporation takeover. Judicial Watch, Inc.  has sued the United States Department of Treasury to uncover documents that may confirm suspicious connections between Obama campaign donors and why the Obama Administration approved a recent corporate takeover. The takeover required the

AMICUS CURAE

Brief in Support of California Proposition 8

Judicial Watch  joined with the Allied Educational Foundation (AEF) in filing an amicus curiae brief with the United States Supreme Court in support of California’s Proposition 8, establishing that “only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.” On February 7, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the…

AMICUS CURAE

Brief Argues that Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Erred in Ruling Arizona Proposition 200 Violates NVRA

Judicial Watch  filed an amicus curiae brief (State of Arizona, et al. v Inter Tribal Council of Arizona et al. (No. 1271)) on December 14, 2012, with the United States Supreme Court challenging the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit declaring that Arizona’s Proposition 200, requiring proof of citizenship in…

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Judicial Watch v. Department of Navy (Case No.12-1182)

Judicial Watch announced today that on July 18, 2012, it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit (Judicial Watch v. Department of the Navy (No. 1:12-cv-01182) against the United States Navy for records detailing “any funeral ceremony, rite or ritual” for Osama bin Laden prior to his burial at sea. Following the…



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