Legal Brief Argues Voting Rights Act’s Selective “Preclearance” Restrictions are Outdated, Onerous and Being Abused by Obama Administration. Court Asked to Make Nearly 50-Year-Old Civil Rights Law Applicable to 21st Century America.
Washington, D.C. – As the U.S. Supreme Court prepares to hear arguments on the constitutionality of ”preclearance” standards in the Voting Rights Act of 1965, the Project 21 black leadership network has filed a legal brief with the Court arguing that the Department of Justice is using an obsolete portion of that law to justify a race-conscious administration of justice and to obstruct voting laws in affected states and localities. Continue reading →
West Palm Beach, FL – After being thrown out of federal court and chastised for filing a case with no evidence, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has now filed an appeal in Holder v Pine, its longstanding political prosecution of a pro-life American. Holder had unsuccessfully sought thousands of dollars in fines against Susan Pine, as well as a permanent injunction banning her from counseling women on the public sidewalk outside the Presidential Women’s Center (“PWC”) abortion clinic. Without any evidence of wrongdoing, Holder accused Pine of obstructing the entrance to an abortion clinic in violation of the Freedom of Access to Clinic Entrances Act Continue reading →
As High Court Prepares to Hear Oral Arguments in Obamacare Litigation, Judicial Watch Seeks Kagan’s Solicitor General Calendars, Agenda and Phone Logs
SCOTUS Associate Justice Elena Kagan
Washington, D.C.– Judicial Watch (JW), the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced Wednesday that it filed a lawsuit against the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking access to records related to U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan’s role in Obamacare discussions while she served as President Obama’s Solicitor General (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Continue reading →
HHS “trying to defend a provision in an act passed by Congress that exceeds its enumerated powers.”
Judicial Watch Staff pictured at SCOTUS. Photo: JW
Washington, D.C. – Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it filed an amicus curiae brief on February 13, 2012, with the United States Supreme Court challenging the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare (United States Department of Health and Human Services, et al., State of Florida, et al.). The Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for the Continue reading →
Washington, D.C. — The American Freedom Law Center (AFLC) has filed a “friend of the court” brief in the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of Arizona’s new immigration law. To address the serious illegal immigration crisis, Arizona enacted the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act (S.B. 1070) in 2010. The law was immediately Continue reading →
Judicial Watch Sues Obama Administration for Documents Detailing Secret Settlement Negotiations with Mortgage Lenders Accused of Faulty Mortgage Practices. Obama DOJ and HUD Ignore Freedom of Information Act Requests on Effort to Extract $20 Billion from Banking Industry
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. Image credit: Judicial Watch
Washington, D.C. –Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on January 3, 2012, against the Obama Department of Justice (DOJ) and U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to obtain documents pertaining to accusations of fraud against the nation’s five largest mortgage companies and the creation of “federal accounts” to settle probes into faulty mortgage practices (Judicial Watch v. HUD and DOJ (No. 1:12-cv-0002)).
The Obama administration has reportedly been engaged in settlement negotiations behind closed doors with mortgage companies that would result in at least $20 Continue reading →
Group Tied to Voter Registration Fraud Lobbies DOJ to Use National Voting Rights Act to Boost Welfare Voter Registration. Project Vote Official Promotes Hires for Department of Justice’s Voting Section.
Robert F. Kennedy Department of Justice Building, Washington, D.C./Image via Wikipedia
Washington, DC — Judicial Watch, the organization that investigates and fights government corruption, announced today that it obtained records detailing communications between the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Estelle Rogers, a former ACORN attorney currently serving as Director of Advocacy for the ACORN-connected organization Project Vote. (Judicial Watch v. Department of Justice (No. 11-1497)). Judicial Watch is investigating the DOJ’s partnering with Project Continue reading →