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Judicial Watch takes its eye off the ball
Goldwater Institute ^ | September 20, 2012 | Clint Bolick

Posted on 09/20/2012 9:29:19 AM PDT by inkling

Judicial Watch, the Washington, D.C.-based group that describes itself as a conservative watchdog, has taken on all types of government corruption and waste.

Among them is the scandalous practice of union release-time, in which government employees are given paid time to perform union work, including lobbying and campaigning. Judicial Watch condemned Miami-Dade County, Florida Mayor Carlos Alvarez for allowing “public transit workers to be excused from their regular duties while still collecting taxpayer salaries.” Among Judicial Watch’s bill of particulars against the mayor was the “1,300 union police officers who make over $100,000 at the department Alvarez worked in and headed for years.” Outrageous, said Judicial Watch.

So imagine our shock when Judicial Watch announced it would try to intervene in the Goldwater Institute’s challenge to release time in Phoenix—to defend the practice that diverts six full-time police officers and thousands of hours of police time for “union business,” including lobbying and campaigning.

Why the sudden shift in principle?

(Excerpt) Read more at goldwaterinstitute.org ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: courts; labor; lawsuit; unions

1 posted on 09/20/2012 9:29:29 AM PDT by inkling
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To: inkling

what has judical watch ever dont but pander


2 posted on 09/20/2012 10:09:48 AM PDT by dalebert
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To: dalebert

My thoughts, exactly!


3 posted on 09/20/2012 10:10:56 AM PDT by basil (Second Amendment Sisters.org)
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To: inkling

http://projects.judicialwatch.org/eip/

if ANYONE has any contacts ... it would be nice if they would, as part of their election integrity project, REQUIRE everyone that wishes to be on ANY ballot for ANY American office provide citizenship documentation. such documentation should be readily available for public review.

similarly, for the office of the president, they should REQUIRE ALL candidates submit eligibility documentation... which would also be available for public review. citizenship, birth records, and residency history (to prove the 14 years in country requirement)

i have made calls to numerous states, NONE of them have ANY documentation submitted to them proving citizenship of the candidates for any office.

it’s a fallacy to claim integrity of the election if none of the candidates are provably eligible to assume office


4 posted on 09/20/2012 10:12:10 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: inkling

well, i just got off the phone with a woman at judicial watch.

basically, she said JW isn’t a political organization and wouldn’t get involved.

which struck me as hypocrisy. they claim to be about election integrity... and supposedly fight to keep illegals and the dead from voting... but won’t check to insure those same illegals are running for office.

she also believed i was targeting 0bama. although true, he is one of the total number of candidates that are not provably eligible to assume office


5 posted on 09/20/2012 10:25:57 AM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: inkling

If you get a Judicial Watch mailing, money begging letter, toss it in the recycle bin along with yesterday’s newspapers. JW raises money for itself and does little else.


6 posted on 09/20/2012 12:13:57 PM PDT by RicocheT (Eat the rich only if you're certain it's your last meal)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks inkling. Clint Bolick at the Goldwater Institute:
...imagine our shock when Judicial Watch announced it would try to intervene in the Goldwater Institute's challenge to release time in Phoenix -- to defend the practice that diverts six full-time police officers and thousands of hours of police time for "union business," including lobbying and campaigning. Why the sudden shift in principle?

7 posted on 09/22/2012 11:39:53 AM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: inkling

At the final reality, a lawyer will follow the money.


8 posted on 09/22/2012 11:45:36 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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