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[–] rspix000 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

It doesn't work like that at all. Judicial Watch doesn't work for free and routinely makes a motion for an award of attorneys' fees when they win a case that involves important rights affecting a large number of persons under a procedure called the "private attorney general doctrine". For example: Judicial Watch, Inc. v. U.S. Dep't of Justice, 878 F. Supp. 2d 225, 229 (D.D.C. 2012). These are your tax dollars going to private attorneys for doing work on the case. It can be viewed as additional DOJ funding to get cases done that the guvment is not willing to do.