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Watching the Courts

The laws of the nation are only as just and as effective as the judges entrusted with their interpretation.  Unfortunately, far too often corrupt and incompetent judges make a mockery of justice in their very own courtrooms.  Some legislate from the bench, favoring their own political agendas over the rule of law.  Others take advantage of their positions of power, violating the rights of those who look to them for justice.  Still others preside over cases in which they have a conflict of interest, refusing to recuse themselves from court proceedings. 


A core component of Judicial Watch’s mission is to monitor our nation’s judiciary and to educate the American people about its operations.  Through the following programs, Judicial Watch has taken the lead in countering judicial activism and abuse.  As one Judicial Watch client noted in an interview with the Pasadena Star News, “The name of Judicial Watch means something in the courtroom.”


v      Judicial Activism -- Learn more about elements of Judicial Watch’s public education campaign to counter the dangers of judicial activism.


v      Judicial Financial Disclosure -- Search Judicial Watch’s archive of financial disclosure reports for all Supreme Court justices, appellate court and district court judges is available. 


v      Judicial Monitoring Project -- Learn how JW’s Judicial Monitoring Project is transforming the way justice is served.

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Funerals not for shouting slogans, judge says - World Net Daily (January 31,2007)
Ethics watchdogs looking for teeth - The Washington Times (January 31, 2007)
Bad News for Berger - The American Spectator (January 25, 2007)
Paper Chase: Sandy Berger - Wall Street Journal (January 29, 2007)
GOP urges Berger lie test - The Washington Times (January 24, 2007)
FBI Faulted for Inaction in Foley Scandal - The Washington Post (January 23, 2007)
Cheney, media to take stand in Libby perjury case - Reuters (January 23, 2007)
Hillary Clinton 'In to Win' White House - Forbes (January 21, 2007)
Identity of Edwards Home's Buyers Veiled - The Washington Post (January 19, 2007)
GSA Chief Scrutinized For Deal With Friend - The Washington Post (January 19, 2007)
Former lawmaker sentenced to 30 months in prison - Reuters (January 19, 2007)
Ike Leggett's end run - The Washington Times (January 18, 2007)
Michigan rep seeks protection for Capitol pages - Detroit News (January 17, 2007)
Former U.N. Oil-for-Food Chief Indicted - Washington Post (January 17, 2007)
Obama takes first step in White House bid - Chicago Tribune (January 16, 2007)