Judicial Guard is the State & County equivalent of Judicial Watch in Washington, DC. which promotes transparency, accountability and integrity in government, politics and the law. Judicial Guard will fulfill its mission through litigation, investigations, and public outreach.
The motto of Judicial Guard, adopted from Judicial Watch is “Because no one is above the law”. To this end, Judicial Guard will use the open records or freedom of information laws and other tools to investigate and uncover misconduct by local, county and state government officials and litigation to hold to account politicians and public officials who engage in corrupt activities.
Litigation and the civil discovery process not only uncover information for the education of the American people on anti-corruption issues, but can also provide a basis for civil authorities to criminally prosecute corrupt officials. Judicial Guard seeks to ensure high ethical standards in the judiciary through monitoring activities and the use of the judicial ethics process to hold judges to account.
Judicial Guard’s investigation, legal, and judicial activities provide the basis for strong educational outreach to the people of every County and State. Judicial Guard’s public education programs include speeches, opinion editorials (op-eds), publications, educational conferences, media outreach, radio and news television appearances, and direct radio outreach through informational commercials and public service announcements.
Through its Open Records Project, Judicial Guard will also provide training and legal services to each county concerning how to effectively use the Freedom of Information Act and other open records laws to achieve goals of accountability and openness in government.