United States Justice Foundation

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The United States Justice Foundation (USJF), founded in 1979 "by attorneys seeking to advance the conservative viewpoint in the judicial arena," is a "nonprofit public interest, legal action organization dedicated to instruct, inform and educate the public on, and to litigate, significant legal issues confronting America." [1]

Legal Record

According to its website, since 1980, USJF

  • has submitted testimony to the U.S. Senate on every Supreme Court appointee and sponsored conferences on a variety of important legal issues.
  • published studies and reports on topical issues and distributes them free of charge to opinion leaders, students and the general public.
  • has contributed directly and indirectly to legal defense efforts in many celebrated cases involving fundamental conservative principles.[2]

As if August 2007 it is representing convicted felon Peter Paul in his legal action against Hillary Clinton [3] and works as the "legal defense corps" for the Minuteman Civil Defense Corps." [4]

Political Assassinations 'OK'

In October 2001 the conservative online news service WorldNetDaily reported on a paper written by Gary Kreep, the executive director of the group, and Richard D. Ackerman, the then litigation counsel for the organization supporting the lifting of the executive orders 11905 and 12333, signed by President Gerald Ford in 1976, that banned political assassinations. The report cited an article - not available online - which argued that "the use of violence in defense of the United States should be a right of the leaders of our nation. The right to assassinate a foreign leader is qualified by certain critical factors, including, but not limited to, reasonableness of the force or threat, the interests sought to be protected by the use of violence, and the personal morality of our leaders. The revival of an ability to defend our nation by assassination of rogue leaders is more than justified given the present threats of biological, chemical and nuclear violence against the United States by foreign states." [5]


Former Staff

  • Richard D. Ackerman, (2001-2003), [6]

Contact details

United States Justice Foundation
2091 East Valley Parkway, Suite 1-C
Escondido, CA 92027
Telephone 760-741-8086
Fax 760-741-9548
E-mail: usjf AT usjf.net
Web: http://forum.usjf.net/index.php

SourceWatch Resources


  1. "United States Justice Foundation FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)", accessed August 2007.
  2. "United States Justice Foundation FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)", accessed August 2007.
  3. List of Posts by USJF on Paul vs Clinton, accessed August 2007.
  4. "United States Justice Foundation", accessed August 2007.
  5. "Killing tyrants justified, says legal group: Calls for lifting ban on assassination of foreign terrorists", WorldNetDaily, October 4, 2001.
  6. "Richard D. Ackerman, Founding Partner", Ackerman, Cowles & Lindsley, accessed August 2007. (As of August 2007 Ackerman now works as managing partner of Ackerman, Cowles & Lindsley)

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