Judicial Watch Files Civil Rights Lawsuit for High School Teacher Fired for Facebook Posts Criticizing Chicago Riots, HHS Redacts Fauci Email, & Much More!
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Judicial Watch announced recently that it has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit on behalf of Palatine, Illinois tenured high school teacher Jeanne Hedgepeth, who was fired by the suburban-Chicago school district where she had worked for 20 years after posting comments on Facebook criticizing the riots, violence, and shootings in Chicago in the aftermath of the May 25, 2020, killing of George Floyd.
“The American people have every right to know key information on our government’s role in COVID,” said Neil Patel, Daily Caller News Foundation publisher. “This sort of hiding, dodging and stonewalling is one reason why trust in national authorities is near all-time lows.”
Judicial Watch filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles County Superior Court on August 6, 2019, on behalf of three California taxpayers. The 2018 law, known as Senate Bill 826, requires every publicly held corporation headquartered in California to have at least one director “who self-identifies her gender as a woman” on its board of directors by December 31, 2019. The law requires corporations have up to three such persons on their boards by December 31, 2021, depending on the size of the board. The taxpayers challenging the provision claim that the quota violates the Equal Protection clause of the California Constitution.
Judicial Watch experts were up on Capitol Hill earlier this month explaining the implications of a big 6-3 Supreme Court ruling in the fierce battle for clean elections. The immediate issues in Brnovich, Attorney General of Arizona, v. Democratic National Committee et al revolved around out-of-precinct voting and ballot harvesting. Should the Arizona practices be banned?
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The Washington Times: DOJ’s Georgia lawsuit is a weaponized version of critical race theory
There’s more – and less – than meets the eye regarding the recent Department of Justice lawsuit filed against Georgia’s new election integrity law. The complaint alleges that several provisions of SB 202 were passed with a discriminatory purpose in violation of Section 2 of the Voting Rights Act.
The Washington Times: Teacher fired for criticizing deadly riots in Chicago files civil rights lawsuit
A Chicago-area teacher has filed a civil rights lawsuit against her former school district, which fired her after she criticized deadly Black Lives Matter riots in Chicago last year on her personal Facebook page. Jeanne Hedgepeth, who taught for roughly 20 years at Palatine High School in Illinois, commented on the violent Black Lives Matter riots that occurred across the country after George Floyd, a Black man, died while in police custody in Minneapolis.
Judicial Watch: Judicial Watch Fights For Election Integrity on Capitol Hill
Judicial Watch remains front and center in the fight for clean elections. From the historic election integrity victory in LA County, to the current election-related lawsuits against Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Colorado, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton reminded Weekly Update viewers Friday that “Judicial Watch is on the ball and on the march in favor of the rule of law.”