Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 10-851) – documents regarding dismissal of case U.S. v. New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense
OCTOBER 28, 2011
Judicial Watch filed its lawsuit against the Justice Department to obtain documents regarding the DOJ’s decision to dismiss the voter intimidation case against the New Black Panther Party for Self-Defense.On September 15, the Justice Department provided a list of documents which they would be producing — called a Vaughn index — which shows that the two top political appointees at the DOJ were involved in the decision to dismiss the case, which contradicts sworn testimony by Thomas Perez, Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division, who testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights that no political leadership was involved in the decision.
Official Legal Documents
- Opinion - August 4, 2011
- Reply to Opposition to Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment - January 25, 2011
- Plaintiff's Cross-Motion for Summary Judgment - December 7, 2010
- DOJ's Motion for Summary Judgment and updated Vaughn Index - November 2, 2010
- DOJ Vaughn Index - September 15, 2010
- Complaint - May 24, 2010
- DOJ internal correspondence - November 2, 2010
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