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Schimel still weighing options on John Doe leaks

By   /  September 23, 2016  /  Criminal Justice, Criminal Justice, First Amendment, Judiciary, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“This isn’t just communications between some government official and someone else, this is political speech that has been violated.”

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Mayor gets sweeping authority over Rutland from a comma

By   /  September 22, 2016  /  Accountability, Issues, News, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

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Rutland’s charter says the Board of Aldermen has governing authority over all affairs of the city, but a creative interpretation of a single comma has given the mayor sweeping powers that no one knew he had just a few days ago — especially with regard to refugees.

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Federal agents stepping up investigation into troubled Social Security offices

By   /  September 21, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Now, the Social Security Administration is taking those allegations seriously and a number of investigations and reviews have been initiated.”

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More evidence points to prosecutors, investigators as source of John Doe leaks

By   /  September 20, 2016  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, Judiciary, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“There is also evidence to suggest the perpetrator or perpetrators worked closely with outside interests to select the leaked documents,” the source said.

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Aldermen struggle to combat federal overreach in refugee resettlement

By   /  September 20, 2016  /  Federal Government, Immigration, Issues, News, Power Abuse, Vermont  /  No Comments

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After nearly two hours of executive session, the Rutland Board of Aldermen voted Monday night to release the city attorney’s report on the mayor’s actions for refugee resettlement.

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One month later, Social Security whistleblower still without job, pay, answers

By   /  September 19, 2016  /  Federal Government, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“It is over a month after termination; my pay, leave, personal possessions are all in limbo,” Klym wrote.

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