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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Crime & Law, Public Interest Law

Mission: To promote integrity, transparency and accountability in government and fidelity to the rule of law through public advocacy, litigation and monitoring and investigating federal, state and local government entities and officials, among other activities.

Programs: Public education - judicial watch fulfills its educational mission by disseminating information about its public advocacy, litigation, monitoring and investigations, and other activities, to the public through its website, monthly newsletter, and email updates and blogs, as well as regular mailings, periodic special reports and other public outreach efforts.

litigation - judicial watch prosecutes numerous lawsuits, typically on its own behalf but also on behalf of like-minded individuals or entities, to promote integrity, transparency and accountability in government and fidelity to the rule of law. Since its inception in 1994, judicial watch has prosecuted or defended hundreds of lawsuits in furtherance of its public interest mission and obtained many noteworthy successes.

monitor/research - judicial watch monitors and investigates the actions of federal, state and local government entities and public officials, typically using open records laws such as the freedom of information act. Since its inception in 1994, judicial watch has served thousands of open records requests and secured the release of hundreds of thousands of previously undisclosed government records into the public domain. Judicial watch also maintains databases of the records it obtains and makes these records available to the public.

Community Stories

19 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Donor

Rating: 5

I think the same person wrote several negative reviews. Liberals are always on the prowl to suppress the truth, and promote only their views, everyone else need not have an opinion. Liberals have been breaking laws, suppressing the truth, or flat out lying, and it must stop. They have the majority of news outlets and it's very difficult to get the actual truth anymore. Even when you use Google, Bing especially, it's ALL bias left wing BS LIES. Judicial Watch is the only charity other than St. Judes that I donate to, and will continue to donate to as long as liberals keep beating conservatives down. We have every right to our opinions, and every right to the truth. After reading the reviews I decided to write one of my own. I am sick and tired of Liberals lying through their teeth, disrespecting our country, or laws, and our right to the absolute truth. Immigration is a HUGE problem and IS costing taxpayers BILLIONS of dollars, and paying nothing in return. This is the truth, Judicial watch is informing people of the truth, and liberals suppressing the magnitude of this issue is a disservice to ACTUAL United States CITIZENS.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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.

2 Nancy E P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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Donor

Rating: 5

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

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

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

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Donor

Rating: 5

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.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

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.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

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.

Norman H