Tom Fitton

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No More Delay for Obama's Fast and Furious Reckoning

When you’re going head-to-head with a deliberately obstructionist Department of Justice (DOJ), it’s important to set deadlines. I am pleased to report that the U.S. District Court for the District of Colombia has ruled that the DOJ must submit a “Vaughn index” list of documents by October 22 in our continuing battle to unearth the truth about the Obama administration’s Operation Fast and Furious gun-running scandal. Oct 1, 2014 9:20 AM PT

Judicial Watch Asks Court for Discovery in IRS Scandal

When a government agency becomes abusive and recalcitrant, that agency calls for the need of vigorous, legal challenge. That’s why Judicial Watch is pleased to report that we have filed a Motion for Limited Discovery in our Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service. Sep 24, 2014 4:12 PM PT

Judicial Watch Unearths Jaw-Dropping IRS Scandal Bombshell

How’s this for a jaw-dropping revelation? Department of Justice (DOJ) attorneys for the IRS finally admitted in a phone conversation to Judicial Watch that Lois Lerner’s emails weren’t “missing” after all. Sep 3, 2014 10:07 PM PT

Judicial Watch: Federal Attorney Says Backup of Lois Lerner Emails Exist

According to government watchdog group Judicial Watch, "Department of Justice attorneys for the Internal Revenue Service told Judicial Watch on Friday that Lois Lerner’s emails, indeed all government computer records, are backed up by the federal government in case of a government-wide catastrophe." Aug 25, 2014 2:24 PM PT

Federal Judge Takes Extraordinary Steps in IRS Lawsuit

The order from U.S. District Court Judge Emmett Sullivan was certainly clear enough. In a landmark victory for Judicial Watch, the federal judge ordered the IRS to submit sworn declarations detailing what happened to Lois Lerner’s “lost” emails and what steps were being taken to find them. Aug 20, 2014 11:30 AM PT

Minority Vote Turnout Up After Election Integrity Measures Implemented

But what if I told you that the evidence shows the precise opposite result occurred in North Carolina – that the number of minority voters actually increased after election integrity measures were implemented in the state? Because that’s exactly what took place, as we pointed out in court earlier this month. Aug 5, 2014 11:41 AM PT

Federal Court Orders Obama Administration to Release Fast and Furious Information

Judicial Watch has had tremendous success forcing the release of information from the Obama administration--especially records Congress has been unable to obtain: see Benghazi and the IRS scandals. And last week, we saw success regarding the scandal involving the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Operation Fast and Furious. Aug 4, 2014 7:56 AM PT

Senate Liberals Narrowly Lose Bid to Reverse SCOTUS Religious Freedom Victory

Senate liberals--a mix of almost all Democrats and a few Republicans--missed by a hair last week in a bid to overturn the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, which ruled unconstitutional the Obama administration’s heavy-handed requirement that business owners provide abortion services for employees, even in violation of their constitutionally protected religious beliefs. Jul 22, 2014 12:03 PM PT

Judicial Watch, AEF Challenge Obama Admin for States' Right to Block Noncitizen Voters

One of the many negative downstream consequences of illegal aliens flooding across the border is the increased possibility of voter fraud. Obama and his leftist allies are committed to thwarting any effort by states to protect the integrity of the voting process that would prevent illegal aliens and other ineligible individuals from voting. Jul 14, 2014 3:49 PM PT

IRS Targets U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley

In March 2012, Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) was one of twelve GOP senators who signed a letter to the IRS urging that, if it was going to conduct probes of Tea Party groups, it needed to act in an “even-handed and transparent manner.” And, in so doing, Grassley drew an IRS target on his back. Jul 1, 2014 6:23 AM PT

Judicial Watch Tackles Obama Czarism in SCOTUS Recess Appointment Case

Judicial Watch participated in a major victory for the rule of law and the U.S. Constitution – and Barack Obama received a humiliating setback in his ruthless, reckless efforts to “fundamentally transform” America by egregiously exceeding constitutional restraints on presidential power. The Supreme Court – in a stunning 9-0 vote – ruled that Obama overstepped his constitutional authority in bypassing the U.S. Senate to make a series of “recess appointments” to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Jun 30, 2014 5:09 PM PT

Court Grants Judicial Watch Hearing over Missing IRS Emails

Judicial Watch filed a Motion for Status Conference in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia to confer about the emails of Lois Lerner and other IRS officials, which were the subject of longstanding Judicial Watch Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and a lawsuit, and which the IRS now claims to have “lost” (Judicial Watch v. IRS (No. 1:13-cv–1559)). U.S. District Court Judge Emmet G. Sullivan almost immediately granted our request and ordered a federal court hearing on the missing IRS emails be set for July 10! Jun 30, 2014 3:29 PM PT

Judicial Watch Smoking Gun Busts Open IRS Scandal, Again

JW has been instrumental in uncovering evidence of Lerner’s role in the IRS “Tea Party” scandal, obtaining records even Congress could not get – documents proving the nation’s tax collecting agency attempted to silence conservative organizations through abusive practices. Jun 17, 2014 10:01 AM PT


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