Judicial Watch Settles North Carolina Voter Roll Lawsuit after State Removes over 430,000 Inactive Names from Rolls, and more!
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Judicial Watch Sues CIA for Records of Contacts with Indicted Clinton Campaign Lawyer Michael Sussmann
On February 11, Durham, who is investigating the origins of the Trump-Russia investigation, filed a motion, which focused on potential conflicts of interest related to the representation of Sussmann, who has been charged with making a false statement to a federal agent. Sussmann has pleaded not guilty.
Judicial Watch Settles North Carolina Voter Roll Lawsuit after State Removes over 430,000 Inactive Names from Rolls
In June 2019, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) released data showing that voter registration rates in a significant proportion of North Carolina’s 100 counties were close to, at or above 100% of their age-eligible citizenry – statistics considered by the courts to be a strong indication that a jurisdiction is not taking the steps required by law to remove ineligible registrants. Judicial Watch’s analysis also showed that at the time of the EAC report the entire State of North Carolina had a registration rate close to 100% of its age-eligible citizenry.
Judicial Watch: Records Reveal Tech Operatives Allegedly Used by Hillary Clinton Campaign to Spy on Trump WH Had Contract with Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
The anti-Trump operation used the “assistance of researchers at a U.S.-based university who were receiving and analyzing large amounts of Internet data in connection with a pending federal government cybersecurity research contract.”
Sr. DOD Advisor: Military Needs Minorities to Retain Competitive Edge, Achieve Critical Missions
Pushing a Department of Defense (DOD) initiative to recruit and promote minorities, a senior Pentagon official proclaimed this month that diversity, equity and inclusion will help the U.S. military achieve critical missions and make forces more lethal. “Diversity, equity and inclusion in the military are necessities for the United States,” according to Bishop Garrison, a senior advisor to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin who worked as a defense and homeland security official under Obama and a foreign policy advisor on Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
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MyLANews: Lawyers Argue Pros, Cons of Law Requiring More Women on Some Corporate Boards
The conservative judicial watchdog group Judicial Watch filed the taxpayer lawsuit in August 2019 against then-Secretary of State Alex Padilla on behalf of plaintiffs Robin Crest, Earl De Vries and Judy De Vries.
Judicial Watch argues that California’s quotas for women on corporate boards violates the California Constitution’s equal protection clause and asks the court to permanently enjoin any expenditure of taxpayer funds to implement the quotas.
The Washington Examiner: Revealed: Clintonworld takeover of Black Lives Matter
Black Lives Matter filings reveal prominent Democratic lawyer Marc Elias and another longtime ally of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton have taken on key roles in the charity amid scrutiny over its leadership and finances.
“There seems to be very little daylight between the Democratic Party and Black Lives Matter,” Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, a conservative legal foundation, told the Washington Examiner, adding, “An avowedly Marxist organization is now being represented by the most prominent Democratic Party lawyer in the country. … Does that say more about BLM or more about the party operatives that are now seemingly running the show there?”
CNS News: Judicial Watch Sues CIA Over Communications That Reportedly Targeted President Trump
Two non-profit organizations, CatholicVote and Judicial Watch, recently filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuitagainst the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) because they failed to provide requested information about their communications with Catholic-affiliated agencies at the border and the agencies’ alleged role in the surge of illegal immigrants over the last year.