Government watchdog files FOIA lawsuit seeking alleged EPA encryption documents

Judicial Watch Inc. filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit March 23 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia alleging that some Environmental Protection Agency officials “may have used the cellphone encryption application ‘Signal’ to thwart government oversight and transparency,” according to a Judicial Watch news release.

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This obscure law had a big political impact in 2015

While an effort to reform the nation's open records law failed to gain much traction in 2015 after a promising start, the Freedom of Information Act still quietly shaped much of the year's political landscape.

Reporters and transparency advocates used FOIA to unearth documents related to FBI surveillance, CIA spying on Congress and the State Department's handling of the 2012 Benghazi attack.  Continue…

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JUDICIAL WATCH SUES FEDS TO OBTAIN MEDIA MONITORING RECORDS

Watchdog group Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the Obama Administration in October, in order to obtain records relating to media monitoring plan records.

More specifically, the FOIA is against the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), and relates to a “Critical Information Needs” (CIN) pilot study conducted by the government agency. The study revolved around how media outlets make editorial decisions when covering stories.

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Judicial Watch forces Clinton Library to release 57,000 pages of records on Hillary Health Care Task Force

From Standard Newswire: WASHINGTON, Nov. 6, 2013 /Standard Newswire/ — Judicial Watch announced today that on October 17, 2013, thanks to Judicial Watch litigation, the public gained access to more than 57,000 pages of previously withheld documents from the Clinton Presidential Library related to the National Taskforce on Health Care Reform, a “cabinet-level” taskforce chaired by former First Lady Hillary Rodham Clinton during the first term of the Bill Clinton presidency.

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Judicial Watch sues IRS for stonewalling on tea party FOIA

From The Washington Times: The government watchdog Judicial Watch filed a lawsuit against the Internal Revenue Service, insisting the agency release previously demanded documents made under a Freedom of Information Act request that would clarify how conservative groups were screened for nonprofit status.

Judicial Watch filed the suit on Oct. 9 but announced it Tuesday. President Tom Fitton said in a written statement that the suit was “designed to cut through the Obama administration cover-up of its IRS scandal.”

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Group sues for Obama vacation records

From Watchdog.org:  HONOLULU — Aloha, U.S. Secret Service? You’ve been served. About those vacations to Hawaii, we want to know how much they’re costing taxpayers.

Judicial Watch Inc., a nonpartisan Washington, D.C.-based organization that focuses on transparency and accountability in government, filed the lawsuit May 6 to obtain from the U.S. Secret Service financial records related to the first family’s Hawaiian vacations.

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Judicial Watch, Legal Insurrection Blog, sue D.C. police, Attorney General for prosecution decision documents

From The Wall Street Journal:  WASHINGTON, DC–(Marketwired – May 13, 2013) – Judicial Watch announced today that it has filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the District of Columbia Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) and Office of the Attorney General (OAG) on behalf of the politics and law blog Legal Insurrection, run by law professor William A. Jacobson….

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