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Judicial Oversight Prosecutes YouTube Censorship!


Judicial Watch files two new FOIA lawsuits for records on Biden’s raid on Trump
Judicial Watch sues California secretary of state for pushing YouTube to censor key election integrity video just before 2020 election
Judicial Watch sues on behalf of concerned military group for Air Force Academy Critical Race Theory records

Judicial Watch files two new FOIA lawsuits for records on Biden’s raid on Trump

We’re back in court again to uncover more details about the Operation Biden decision-making that led to his unconscionable raid on President Trump’s Florida home.

We have filed two FOIA lawsuits against the Department of Justice for FBI and DOJ records regarding the request and approval of the Mar-a-Lago search warrant, as well as communications regarding the warrant between the FBI, the executive office of the president and the secret service.

We filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the DOJ failed to respond to August 2022 FOIA requests. The first complaint seeks all records documenting the request, authorization, and related communications to the execution of a search warrant at the residence of President Trump on August 8, 2022 (Judicial Watch Inc. v. United States Department of Justice) (#1:22-cv-02884)).

Additionally, we are pursuing any records of meetings or phone calls between Director Wray, Deputy Director Abbate, Associate Deputy Director Turner, Deputy Deputy Director Sallet, and/or Chief of Staff Lenzner regarding the search warrant. . We have also requested communications between the FBI and the President’s Executive Office and/or the Secret Service regarding the search warrant (Judicial Watch Inc. v. United States Department of Justice) (#1:22-cv-02883)).

We are at the forefront of the legal battle for transparency over Biden’s abusive raid on Trump’s home.

In August, we forced the publication of the raid affidavit. We also just sued the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) over records regarding its controversial targeting of former President Trump in this records dispute.

The American people deserve to know the full story of the Biden administration’s abusive raid on President Trump’s home. The raid on President Trump’s home was an outrageous, reckless and unprecedented abuse of power – and the Biden agency’s illegal secrecy over the raid only adds to the scandal.

Judicial Watch sues California secretary of state for pushing YouTube to censor key election integrity video just before 2020 election

Our country only works if we have clean elections, and we suffer if the government imposes restrictions on exposing a less than fair vote. It happened in California – to us. But it is the voters who deserve redress.

We filed a lawsuit against the California Secretary of State for censoring an election integrity video from Judicial Watch on YouTube (Judicial Watch, Inc. against Shirley Weber, in her official capacity as Secretary of State of the State of California (#2:22-cv-6894)).

We filed a lawsuit in the US District Court Central District of California Western Division. Our lawsuit says the California Office of Elections Cybersecurity (OEC), which Secretary of State Shirley Weber oversees, caused YouTube to remove our election integrity video on September 25, 2020. We allege the California official and her office have violated our First Amendment and other civil rights.

As we explain to the court, we have posted more than 4,200 videos on our YouTube channel since 2006 and they have received nearly 94 million views. Our channel has over 502,000 subscribers. Due to the state action, the video in question only received 5,531 views.

We ask the court to declare the state’s actions unconstitutional and permanently bar it from violating our constitutional rights and unconstitutionally regulating our speech.

Here is the story.

On September 22, 2020, we posted a video on our YouTube channel called “**ELECTION INTEGRITY CRISIS** Dirty Voter Rolls, Ballot Harvesting & Mail-in-Voting Risks!” The 26-minute video featured me discussing voting-by-mail processes, changes to state election procedures, ballot collection (sometimes referred to as “ballot harvesting”), and state failures. to clean up their electoral rolls, among other things. .

The complaint says my comments were informed by successful lawsuits we filed against Los Angeles County and Weber in 2017 to compel the county and state to comply with the National Voter’s voters list maintenance requirements. Registration Act (NVRA). For example, in June 2019, we learned that Los Angeles County had sent notices to 1.6 million inactive voters on its voter rolls after a settlement agreement was reached. Prior to the California settlement agreement, we estimated that national census data and voter roll information showed that there were 3.5 million more names on voter rolls in various counties nationwide than there were no citizens of voting age.

Records show that the Office of Election Cybersecurity contacted YouTube and/or Google to have our video taken down. On September 24, 2020, OEC Social Media Coordinator Akilah Jones emailed “[email protected]and copied four YouTube employees with the subject line, “REPORT VIDEO: **VOTING INTEGRITY CRISIS** Dirty Voter Rolls, Ballot Harvesting & Mail-in-Voting Risks!” in the email. , Jones wrote:

Hello YouTube Reporting Team,

I report the following video because it misleads community members about elections or other civic processes and misrepresents the safety and security of mail-in ballots. Thank you for your time and attention to this.

All the best, Akilah.

At approximately 11:16 a.m. ET on September 25, 2020, YouTube and/or Google representative Andrea Holtermann replied to Jones:

Hi Akilah,

Thank you for contacting us. We will review this and get back to you as soon as possible.

Later that day, we noticed the video had been taken down.

On September 27, 2020, YouTube and/or Google’s Holtermann confirmed to Jones that the Judicial Watch video had been removed:

Hi Akilah,

I come back to that. Thank you for bringing this content to our attention, it has been removed from the platform for violating our policies. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any further questions or concerns.

Our complaint establishes that the actions of Weber and the OEC violated our First and Fourteen Amendment rights, as well as violations of civil rights under the California Constitution.

Smoldering documents show that California government officials, who were advised by the Biden campaign’s PR operation, tricked YouTube into censoring a key Judicial Watch video just before the 2020 election. This blatant government censorship and this election interference violated our civil rights, and our lawsuit seeks to stop and expose the growing corruption of left-wing government officials colluding with Big Tech allies to attack Americans’ free speech rights.

Judicial Watch sues on behalf of concerned military group for Air Force Academy Critical Race Theory records

Judicial Watch is a national leader in exposing (and attempting to stop) the intrusion of Marxist propaganda into our military academies.

In June, we received tapes revealing critical teaching on race theory at the US Military Academy at West Point.

In July, we sued the Department of Defense over records related to the United States Naval Academy implementing critical race theory in the training of naval recruits.

Fortunately, we are not the only ones affected. A group that included retired and distinguished military officers noticed what is happening to their academies. We are honored to help them uncover the truth.

Judicial Watch Just Filed a FOIA Complaint on Behalf of Stand Together Against Racism and Radicalism in the Services, Inc. (STARRS) Against US Air Force Academy (USAFA) Department of Defense Records Regarding “Systemic Racism” , as well as records of critical race theory at the academy (Stand Together Against Racism and Radicalism in the Services, Inc. Against the U.S. Department of Defense (#1:22-cv-02894)).

We sued in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia after the Air Force refused to adequately respond to two FOIA requests regarding its race theory documents.

In our complaint, we explained to the court that STARRS requested documents relating to a July 8, 2020 memorandum issued by the USAFA Superintendent which stated, in part, that: “[s]Systemic racism exists in our society, and our USAFA community is not immune. The memorandum also stated that there would be “an institutional assessment and examination of biases within our policies, processes, practices, programs and artifacts… [that] will be used to bring about tangible and lasting change and to inform future action. Our lawsuit also targets records of any USAFA cadet CRT training.

Founded by a group of distinguished retired military officers, STARRS is concerned with efforts to teach and implement aspects of CRT in US military academies and throughout the US Armed Forces. STARRS has grown to 2,932 members, including general officers, service academy graduates, retired and active duty officers, and concerned civilians (https://www.starrs.us/).

According to retired Air Force Lt. Gen. Rod Bishop, Chairman of the STARRS Board of Directors, and the STARRS leadership team, who have each served decades in uniform: “The affirmation of Superintendent from the USAFA regarding systemic racism at the Academy was inconsistent with our experience. So we filed a FOIA request to learn more about the assessment he demanded. It was not a complex request. The persistent refusal to comply with this request speaks volumes.

Our military is being undermined from within as the Air Force Academy attacks America and force-feeds reconditioned cadets of Marxist anti-American race-critical theory.

Until next week,

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