Judicial Watch was founded by extreme right-wing activist Larry Klayman, who appointed its current president. It is highly partisan and its endless litigation wastes taxpayer monies. By the way, Klayman is particularly famous for saying the following: "Mr. President, get up off your knees, put the Koran down, and come out with your hands up." That this group calls is self nonpartisan is laughable. That is has nonprofit status is inexcusable.
I am appalled at the mission statement of this multi-billion dollar a year "nonprofit". with a BOD that ALL receive significant compensation. This organization is anything but nonpartisan. Last time I heard nonpartisan means not biased or partisan, especially toward any particular political group. Curiously this group only appears to go after liberal groups or individuals. I am shocked they still have an IRS "Charity" status.
This group masquerades as a charity & uses their creativity so big money donors with an agenda can creatively glean a tax deduction - shameful.
I continue to donate to JW because they are a voice of Truth. Some of these reviews are tainted by left trolls intent on scaring truth seekers off. I applaud the JW watch efforts to get at the truth and will actually increase my donation to JW significantly. I am amazed at how the truth or organizations such as JW can be targeted by left leaning organizations. JW is not about politics it is about finding the truth.
Review from Guidestar
I read some of the negative reviews. I get lots of mail asking for money from lots of organizations. I called Judicial Watch and asked for them to limit mailings. They DID! I get their newsletters ONLY!!! They do a great job getting information using FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT. They can be trusted I truly believe! And I do my homework BEFORE I WRITE CHECKS!!!
Review from Guidestar
This group has been harassing me for $ for over a year now. I have tried everything I can think of to get them to STOP THEIR MAILINGS but nothing has any effect. They are the most persistent of any of the hundreds of groups that send me unsolicited mail. I disagree with everything they do and have pointed out a lot of lies in their materials, yet even that does not stop them. Never give a penny to them or even go near them.
This is nothing but ultra-conservative politics. I was very disappointed. They send my elderly mother in a nursing home mail every week asking for money. She is not longer able to distinguish real business from junk mail. Good luck if yo go to their website and try to find a place to get yourself removed from their mailing lists. I don't know if it can be done other than to write them a letter and send it by USPS. Not sure that would even work. Not very transparent!
Review from Guidestar
This organization is committed to transparency in government, and the rooting out of lies, corruption, and government waste. I applaud their efforts. We need more organizations like this to make Americans more aware and responsible for the government they have.
Judicial Watch is a world class award winning organization which has been highly successful in revealing massive corruption within US federal, state and local governments. Over 93 percent of their contributions are from individuals, meaning big government and big business are not paying Judicial Watch to protect them. Judicial Watch is protecting each and every American citizen against corrupt tyranny. As a conservative organization demanding our Constitution and laws be followed they have become a victim of viscous false reviews on this website.
No one is forced to donate any money to this organization because highly educated informed people are contributing to Judicial Watch so the uninformed don't have to donate. Regardless of who contributes Judicial Watch is protecting each individuals personal rights and doing an incredible job. Google them in the current news.
Looking at the reviews, JW is obviously a target of the extreme left. The JW literature is not full of lies as one reviewer claims. They seem currently to be focused on the president's over reach through executive actions to circumvent the congress' responsibility for enacting laws and his administrations refusal to enforce some laws that he doesn't agree with even though it is explicitly stated in the constitution (Article II, Section 3) that the president "shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed". In the past, JW has held major Democrat and Republican leaders accountable for their misuse of power.
Well, if exposing Hillary Clinton as the radical leftist that she is is a "far right agenda"...I'll take it. Remember Clinton, she as Scty of State, ignored the pleas for help at the Consulate in Benghazi where 4 Americans, including the ambassador, were killed. Then, along with Obama, shamelessly tried to blame it on a video rather than the terrorist attack that it was. Of course, Hillary's ultimate insult to the families of those killed and indeed all Americans, was the "what difference does it make" statement. I'd also like an expose of Eric Holder and the DOJ for the "Fast and Furious" fiasco where a US agent was killed. Oh, and a little more on the IRS targeting conservatives. The media assisted cover ups is persistent and pervasive. What I'd like to know is if JW is actually effective in exposing these travesties against the American people. If so, I'm on board.