Bruce Murphy: When journalists (don’t) attack

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  Commentary, Free Speech, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Milwaukee blogger Bruce Murphy’s recent piece in The Progressive magazine is a classic of an emerging genre: journalists who advocate limits on speech.

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John Doe targets: Chisholm has no right to share illegally seized ‘evidence’

By   /  February 2, 2016  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Those are the same materials this court has ruled, unequivocally and repeatedly, should never have fallen into government hands in the first place.”

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Lawmakers want to strengthen whistle-blower protections

By   /  February 1, 2016  /  Accountability, Colorado, Free Speech, News, Power Abuse, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

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Lawmakers are proposing legislation that protects state and municipal employees from retaliation for reporting waste, fraud and abuse of government resources.

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Walker’s office won’t open hearing into Milwaukee County DA John Chisholm

By   /  January 22, 2016  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Accordingly, removal proceedings will not be initiated and the matter has been closed,” the legal counsel added

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John Doe targets tell Supreme Court that prosecutor is not complying with order

By   /  January 14, 2016  /  Accountability, Free Speech, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“I hold out very little hope that Mr. Schmitz or any of his agents will ever be held to account for their actions in this investigation,” Jordahl said.

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John Doe prosecutors ‘just playing games,’ says Cindy Archer’s attorney

By   /  January 11, 2016  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“The prosecutors want to make it clear to the parties who may sue them in the future that this is going to be an expensive and burdensome endeavor for them,” Grossman said.

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