Judicial Watch

What did the Senate Ethics Committee do last year?
The committee, mostly known for its inaction, issued no disciplinary sanctions on 138 complaints it received last year

The Senate Ethics Committee passed on a complaint against Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

The Senate Ethics Committee, mostly known for how little action it takes, received 138 reports of violations of Senate rules in 2018, with zero resulting in a disciplinary sanction.

The committee has rarely taken action in recent years, and punishments are even more scarce. The ethics panel has jurisdiction over formal allegations of violations of the Senate Code of Official Conduct and violations of the rules and regulations of the Senate. It also has the authority to recommend disciplinary action and report violations of law to law enforcement.

Judicial Watch Argues McAuliffe Can't Restore Voter Rights for Felons
Virginia governor's executive order granted voting rights to 206,000 convicted felons

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said his executive order was a continuation of previous Virginia governors' work to help felons regain their right to vote. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A conservative government watchdog group has filed a lawsuit challenging Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe's executive order that restored voting rights for hundreds of thousands of convicted felons.  

In its complaint , filed Monday, Judicial Watch said McAuliffe's order  overstepped his bounds and that adding 206,000 felons to the voting rolls dilutes and cancels out the votes of legally registered Virginians.  

Judge Allows Group to Dig Into Clinton Email Server
Leaves open possibility that Clinton herself could be deposed

Hillary Clinton's private email server is the object of a court case brought by Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group. (Photo By Al Drago/CQ Roll Call)

A federal district court judge detailed Wednesday how a legal watchdog group can dig into the creation and operation of Hillary Clinton’s private email system — and didn’t rule out a deposition of the former secretary of state and current Democratic presidential front-runner.  

U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan issued an order Wednesday detailing discovery in Judicial Watch’s lawsuit seeking records about Clinton and her top advisers, including the private email system she used during her four-year tenure as secretary of state.