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Illinois Sheriff Sued for Refusal to Honor ICE Immigration Detainers

From the beginning, the Obama administration has made the claim that the “selective deportation” scheme it initiated did not apply to dangerous criminals. Only peace-loving, law abiding illegal aliens would be allowed a stay of deportation proceedings, they explained. Apr 29, 2013 4:34 PM PT

Missteps by Feds Exposed on Boston Marathon Bombings

Authorities must investigate every shred of evidence and pursue every lead until they determine who else, if anyone, was involved in this terrorist attack on the United States. But the Obama administration is blaming a federal magistrate for prematurely Mirandizing Dhokhar, and he has clammed up. Apr 29, 2013 10:01 AM PT

DOJ Sued for MA Voter Registration Records

Judicial Watch has been a leading critic of the Obama DOJ’s efforts to abuse Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA), which seeks to expand the number of registered voters on public assistance, while failing to enforce Section 8 of the NVRA, which requires states to maintain clean voter registration lists. Apr 24, 2013 3:36 AM PT

Congress, Obama Plan Amnesty in Secret

Senator Leahy has one measly hearing on the calendar, scheduled for this week – despite the fact that the amnesty legislation has not been presented yet! Not good enough, say Senate Republicans. According to Fox News: “Republican senators complained…that plans to hold just one hearing on a yet-to-be-unveiled immigration overhaul are ‘unacceptable’ – as they continued to press for more details on how much the legislation could cost taxpayers...” Apr 16, 2013 4:18 PM PT

DOE, DOJ Sued for Radical Left Collusion Documents

On March 27, 2013, our effort to root out these connections continued as we filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Obama Departments of Justice (DOJ) and Education (DOE) on behalf of the Family Research Council (FRC). FRC is a leading conservative advocacy group that seeks to advance faith, family and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview. Apr 8, 2013 1:17 PM PT

Corporate Cronyism and the Food Stamp Army

According to the study, the current food stamp Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card industry is dominated by three main players: J.P. Morgan Electronic Financial Services, Affiliated Computer Services, and eFunds. Together they collect money from 49 states and three territories. In fact, since 2004, 18 of 24 states that contract with J.P. Morgan have paid more than $560 million to the financial monolith. Apr 5, 2013 12:39 PM PT

HHS Spreads Sequester Scaremongering in Letter to Governors

"[T]he Education Department for days was unable to cough up the name of a single school district where these notices had been delivered … [T]here is no reason to hype the statistics — or to make scary pronouncements on pink slips being issued based on misinformation. Indeed, Duncan’s lack of seriousness about being scrupulously factual undercuts the administration’s claim that the cuts are a serious problem." Apr 1, 2013 4:46 PM PT

The USDA Tapes: Big Brother Is Here

At one point, the Betances asks his audience to join him in rewriting history. “I want you to say that American was founded by outsiders – say that,” he shouts, “who are today’s insiders, who are very nervous about today’s outsiders. I want you to say, ‘The pilgrims were illegal aliens.’ Say, ‘The pilgrims never gave their passports to the Indians.’” Apr 1, 2013 4:42 PM PT

Judicial Watch Brief Challenges Legality of AZ Medical Marijuana Act

Judicial Watch filed an amicus curiae brief in the Court of Appeals of the State of Arizona, District One, in support of Maricopa County and the State of Arizona’s lawsuit appealing a December, 4, 2012, Maricopa Superior Court ruling that the Arizona Medical Marijuana Act (AMMA) did not conflict with federal drug laws. Apr 1, 2013 3:24 PM PT

Supreme Court to Decide Arizona Voter ID Law

Judicial Watch attorney Jim Peterson and I recently visited the U.S. Supreme Court with former Arizona State Senate President Russell Pearce to attend oral arguments concerning a critical issue – the right of the state of Arizona to ensure that every vote cast in the state is legitimate. Apr 1, 2013 12:56 PM PT

Two New Lawsuits against Obama Administration over Benghazi Secrecy

Six months have passed since the 9/11 attacks on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, which killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans, and we are no closer to the truth about what happened. And there is only one reason: Obama secrecy. Mar 13, 2013 9:24 AM PT

Office of the Director of National Intelligence Sued for Benghazi Documents

Judicial Watch filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit on February 14, 2013, against the Obama Administration’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence seeking records that could shed light on what Obama administration officials knew about the September 11, 2012 terrorist attack on the American consulate in Benghazi and when they knew it. Feb 26, 2013 10:49 AM PT

WH Claims Bin Laden Burial Details Would Lead to 'Retaliatory Attacks'

So first, we were told that we could not see videos or photos of the burial, and now we are told we can’t see written information about the burial. This attempt to rewrite FOIA law to include a “let’s not offend the terrorists” exemption is another example of the Obama administration’s thinking it is the law unto itself. Jan 28, 2013 2:10 PM PT

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