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  • Judicial Watch Goes After ACORN/Govt. Relationship With FOIA Law Suits

    09/30/2009 6:16:39 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 482+ views
    judicial watch/the lid ^ | 9/30/09 | The Lid
    Judicial Watch is going after ACORN with Freedom of information requests regarding two of the groups many scandals. The first one may could re-open the case of alleged embezzlement in which Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN's founder embezzled almost one million dollars and the crime was "swept under the carpet" by the group. According to a July 9, 2008 article in the New York Times, Dale Rathke, the brother of ACORN’s founder, Wade Rathke, “embezzled nearly $1 million from Acorn [sic] and affiliated charitable organizations in 1999 and 2000.” The Times reported Dale Rathke embezzled $948,607.50, “carried as a...
  • Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against HUD to Obtain ACORN Documents

    09/24/2009 8:59:53 PM PDT · by JustTheTruth · 9 replies · 647+ views
    Earnedmedia.org ^ | September 24, 2009 | Jill Farrell
    Judicial Watch Files Lawsuit against HUD to Obtain ACORN Documents Seeks Records Related to HUD's Taxpayer Support of Controversial Community Organization Contact: Jill Farrell, Judicial Watch, 202-646-5188 WASHINGTON, Sept. 24 /Standard Newswire/ -- Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to obtain records related to federal grants provided to the controversial "community organization" Association for Community Reform Now (ACORN). Judicial Watch filed its original Freedom of Information Act request on July 17. HUD...
  • Hearing This Week in Judicial Watch Lawsuit Challenging Hillary Clinton's Constitutional Eligibility

    09/14/2009 11:40:33 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 42 replies · 2,656+ views
    Marketwire ^ | 9/14/2009 | Press Release
    Hearing This Week in Judicial Watch Lawsuit Challenging Hillary Clinton's Constitutional Eligibility for Secretary of State Challenge Filed on Behalf of State Department Foreign Service Officer -- Court Hearing Set for September 16, 2009 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that a lawsuit challenging the constitutional eligibility of Hillary Clinton to be Secretary of State (Rodearmel v. Clinton, et al., (D. District of Columbia)) will be heard by a special three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia: Date: Wednesday, September 16 Time: 9:30 AM ET Location: Courtroom...
  • ..-WE WERE SOLDIERS-.. JOE GALLOWAY/ALOHA RONNIE Guyer on Judicial Watch Radio Shows...

    03/09/2002 6:38:47 AM PST · by ALOHA RONNIE · 30 replies · 1,267+ views
    JUDICIAL WATCH ^ | 03/09/2002 | JUDICIAL WATCH
    NEVER FORGET ..-WE WERE SOLDIERS-.. JOE GALLOWAY guests in the 1st hour of Saturday's -Judicial Watch Report Radio Show- ..with LARRY KLAYMAN -&- TOM FITTON hosting.. during the 9-10am Pacific / 12-1pm Eastern Time Slot. ..-WE WERE SOLDIERS-.. ALOHA RONNIE Guyer guests in the 2nd hour of next Monday's Weekday Edition -Judicial Watch Radio Show- with ..JANE CHASTAIN -&- RUSS VERNEY hosting.. during the 10-11am Pacific / 1-2pm Eastern Time Slot... ...after already sharing his Thumbs-Up Movie Review on a March 1st ..-WE WERE SOLDIERS-.. Opening Day Judicial Watch Program on... .. www.JudicialWatch.org .. for your listening info. NEVER FORGET
  • Judicial Watch Asks Court to Declare Clinton Constitutionally Ineligible to Serve as Sec. of State

    07/08/2009 9:36:54 AM PDT · by BGHater · 25 replies · 2,081+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 08 July 2009 | Judicial Watch
    Files New Motion in Lawsuit on Behalf of State Department Foreign Service Officer Contact Information: Press Office 202-646-5172, ext 305 Washington, DC -- July 8, 2009 Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that on July 2 it filed a motion with a special panel of three federal judges in the District of Columbia asking the court to declare Hillary Clinton ineligible to serve as Secretary of State. The Judicial Watch lawsuit, filed on behalf of a U.S. Foreign Service Officer and State Department employee David C. Rodearmel, maintains that the "emoluments clause"...
  • Judicial Watch: John Conyers Under Scrutiny

    06/20/2009 10:41:46 PM PDT · by Westlander · 14 replies · 944+ views
    WXYZ.COM ^ | 6-20-2009 | WXYZ
    DETROIT (WXYZ) - The Synagro investigation involving Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers may be starting to cause trouble for Conyers' husband, John, who heads the House Judiciary Committee in Washington. A government watchdog group says it is "ironic and unseemly" that Rep. Conyers is leading impeachment action on the House floor against a federal judge while his wife is under federal investigation in connection with bribes allegedly paid to her for a $1.2 billion sewage sludge contract. Tom Fitton, the president of Judicial Watch, says Conyers shouldn't have oversight over the Justice Department, which reportedly is engaged in plea bargaining...
  • THE NEW PRIVILEGED CLASS: John Conyers’ Wife Accepts Bribe, No One Cares

    06/19/2009 8:17:45 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 22 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Daily Instigator ^ | June 19, 2009 | http://thedailyinstigator.com/about-2/
    If something like this happened to the wife of a Republican it would be headline news. But since it involves a high-ranking Democrat, the media is happy to sweep it under the rug. Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, the wife of House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers Jr., is seeking a plea deal in connection to bribery charges. Court papers say she was paid off to vote in favor of a $1.2 billion sludge hauling contract with Synagro Technologies. It’s obvious the only ones “hauling sludge” for crooked Democrats are the media. “The new privileged class – above question, above...
  • Billions In Stimulus Funds Wasted

    06/16/2009 11:01:56 PM PDT · by BAW · 12 replies · 955+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | June 16, 2009
    At least $55 billion of U.S. stimulus funds that President Barack Obama promised would jumpstart the economy and put Americans back to work will likely be lost to waste, fraud and abuse, according to an investigation that reviewed thousands of programs nationwide. Already, at least $5.5 billion of the administration’s massive $787 billion American Recovery and Reinvestment Act have gone to wasteful projects across the country, including a $3 million turtle crossing in northern Florida, the $10 million renovation of an abandoned train station that has been shut for three decades and 10,000 dead people getting Social Security stimulus checks....
  • Judicial Watch: ACORN Used in 2010 Census

    05/28/2009 10:23:09 PM PDT · by mojitojoe · 14 replies · 787+ views
    Newmax ^ | 5/28/2009 | Judicial Watch
    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it has obtained documents from the U.S. Census Bureau detailing the substantial involvement of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) in the 2010 Census. Included among the 126 pages of documents, obtained by Judicial Watch under threat of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, is ACORN's original Census partnership application. The document describes 18 different areas of responsibility requested by the community organization, which is under investigation in multiple states for illegal activity during the 2008 election, including voter registration fraud. The...
  • Jail for critizing federal prosecutors

    05/23/2009 4:36:38 PM PDT · by Tax Government · 173 replies · 2,646+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | May 22, 2009 | Anonymous
    A federal judge has sent a Kansas man to prison for criticizing federal prosecutors, claiming that the man posed a threat of “continued criminal defamation of government counsel and witnesses.”
  • Of Fairness & Freedom

    05/20/2009 11:59:40 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 227+ views
    Campus Report ^ | May 20, 2009 | Emily Kanyi
    Of Fairness & Freedom by: Emily Kanyi, May 20, 2009 “For a long time, the fairness doctrine has been sound asleep. In my opinion let it rest in peace,” said Jerald N. Fritz, General Counsel at Allbritton Communications Company, during a discussion panel on the fairness doctrine. The panel, hosted by Judicial Watch, tackled the fairness doctrine policy head on in an effort to enlighten the public on the virtues and vices of the policy. The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) dissolved the fairness doctrine in 1987, stating that government interference into broadcast content prevented objective reporting of issues of public...
  • Hillary's Hijinks With a Guy Named Hsu: Hillary misled nation re: con-artist fundraiser

    05/15/2009 12:11:45 PM PDT · by IbJensen · 3 replies · 551+ views
    One News Now ^ | 5/15/2009 | Jim Brown
    The head of an ethical and legal watchdog group is angered that Hillary Clinton is being given a pass by the media and U.S. prosecutors regarding her involvement with convicted con artist and former million-dollar Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu. Jurors in Manhattan federal court recently heard a voicemail message from then-Senator Hillary Clinton to her former top fundraiser Norman Hsu, who has pled guilty to a $20 billion Ponzi scheme that involved misleading investors about his contacts with key Democratic leaders. In the voicemail, Clinton was effusive in her praise of Hsu, suggesting she would win the Democratic presidential primary...
  • Documents Regarding Sen. Barack Obama's Previous Group Associations

    05/10/2009 4:13:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies · 1,043+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | October 2008
    According to documents obtained under the Freedom of Information Act from the Illinois Secretary of State, http://www.judicialwatch.org/documents/2008/Project_Vote.pdf Project Vote’s purpose is to “lessen the burdens of government, promote the social welfare, lessen neighborhood tensions, eliminate prejudice and discrimination, combat community deterioration, and relieve that [sic] poor and distressed through educating the public about rights, privileges and opportunities in the area of civic participation, and all permitted activities incidental to or in furtherance of these purposes.” Barack Obama served as Director for Project Vote in 1992. The organization, which works to register low-income and minority voters, was founded in 1982. Project...
  • Ethics Complaint From Judicial Watch Says Price Dodd Paid For Cottage Amounts To A Gift

    05/02/2009 5:14:30 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 19 replies · 1,036+ views
    The Hartford Courant ^ | April 25, 2009 | Edmund H. Mahony and Matthew Kauffman
    The conservative government watchdog group Judicial Watch filed an ethics complaint Friday against U.S. Sen. Christopher Dodd, saying the price Dodd paid for his cottage in Ireland amounted to a gift from a friend and accusing the senator of failing to report it as such on government disclosure forms. "It's relatively straightforward," said Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch. "It looks like he is getting taken care of in Ireland, and he's not reporting the nature of the gifts he is getting as a result of his being taken care of." Dodd's office responded angrily, attacking Judicial Watch's credibility, criticizing...
  • Are You a Right-Wing Extremist?

    04/18/2009 2:19:38 PM PDT · by T.L.Sink · 132 replies · 2,430+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | April 17, '09 | Tom Fitton
    A report from Janet Napolitano's Department of Homeland Security is entitled "Rightwing Extremism: Current Economic and Political Climate Fueling Resurgence in Radicalization and Recruitment." The report is "one of the most shoddy pieces of propaganda I'd ever seen out of DHS," writes Michelle Malkin, who deems it a "piece of crap report." The "Key Findings" section of the report opens with these words: "The DHS has NO SPECIFIC INFORMATION that domestic rightwing terrorists are currently planning acts of violence...but the economic downturn and the election of the first African-American president present unique drivers for rightwing radicalization and recruitment." This document...
  • Judicial Watch has docs on Obama's contact with Blago

    03/19/2009 8:23:18 PM PDT · by cycle of discernment · 15 replies · 1,131+ views
    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it obtained documents from the office of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich as result of an Illinois Freedom of Information Act lawsuit related to federal investigations of Blagojevich, who was removed from office in January for attempting to "sell" President Obama's Senate seat, among other charges. The documents include federal subpoenas issued to Governor Blagojevich's office related to a number of individuals connected to President Obama and the national Democratic party, including: -- Valerie Jarrett: Once labeled "the other side of Barack Obama's brain" by...
  • Judicial Watch Obtains Grand Jury Subpoenas of Federal Investigation of Former Illinois Gov.

    Judicial Watch, the public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it obtained documents from the office of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich as result of an Illinois Freedom of Information Act lawsuit related to federal investigations of Blagojevich, who was removed from office in January for attempting to "sell" President Obama's Senate seat, among other charges. The documents include federal subpoenas issued to Governor Blagojevich's office related to a number of individuals connected to President Obama and the national Democratic party, including: -- Valerie Jarrett: Once labeled "the other side of Barack Obama's brain" by...
  • Another "Screwed Up" Obama Nominee

    02/28/2009 7:00:49 AM PST · by FromLori · 2 replies · 737+ views
    Judicial Watch ^ | 2/27/09 | Tom Fitton
    This is all starting to get a little ridiculous. Obama's first pick for Commerce Secretary, Bill Richardson, had to withdraw his name when it was discovered that he was the subject of a federal grand jury investigation concerning influence peddling. Obama's second choice, New Hampshire Senator Judd Gregg, first accepted and then rejected the nomination, citing irreconcilable policy differences (which included Gregg's objecting to the politicization of the Census by the Obama White House). Next up: Former Washington Democratic Governor Gary Locke. So is the third time the charm for the president? Or, as columnist Michelle Malkin put it, "Is...
  • Judge: Gov't must provide records or say why not (re: drug smuggler, Osvaldo Aldrete Davila)

    02/26/2009 9:21:18 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 578+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/26/09 | Nedra Pickler - ap
    WASHINGTON – A judge has ordered the federal government to turn over documents related to the shooting of a fleeing drug smuggler or explain why it's withholding them. The shooting led to the imprisonment and presidential commutation of two U.S. Border Patrol agents. Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group, filed Freedom of Information Act requests two years ago with the departments of State, Justice and Homeland Security for records relating to the drug smuggler, Osvaldo Aldrete Davila. The departments did not provide any records, so the group filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Washington. In response to the...
  • Lawsuit challenges Clinton eligibility

    01/29/2009 11:15:13 PM PST · by Jet Jaguar · 65 replies · 2,531+ views
    worldNetDaily.com ^ | January 30, 2009 | Chelsea Schilling
    A State Department employee has filed a lawsuit today in federal court against newly sworn-in Secretary of State Hillary Clinton claiming she is constitutionally ineligible to serve. Judicial Watch, a public interest group that investigates and prosecutes government corruption, announced today that it is pursuing the complaint in U.S. District Court in Washington, D.C, on behalf of U.S. Foreign Service Officer and State Department employee David C. Rodearmel. Rodearmel, a resident of Virginia, maintains Clinton is constitutionally ineligible to serve as secretary of state and that he cannot serve under her because doing so would go against the oath he...