Report: Pennsylvania illegally funded police with more than $222 million of highway money

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  Accountability, Pennsylvania, Power Abuse, State Budgets, State Government  /  No Comments

Pennsylvania violated its state constitution last fiscal year by diverting more than $222.2 million away from state roads and giving it to the state police.

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UW-La Crosse parent says chancellor dismissed concerns about ‘orgasm’ emailer

By   /  March 23, 2017  /  Accountability, Campus Culture, Education, First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The incident received national attention when Drake Hall Director Jude Legiste fired off a sexually explicit email to nearly 300 students.

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Attorney general’s office remains silent on John Doe leak probe

By   /  March 22, 2017  /  Accountability, First Amendment, Free Speech, Governor, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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There is a small universe of people who had access to the documents, and that universe is almost exclusively populated by prosecutors, investigators and court officials.

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Governor’s office sought to silence critic of sanctuary-styled immigration policy

By   /  March 21, 2017  /  Accountability, First Amendment, Free Speech, Governor, Issues, News, Power Abuse, State Government, Vermont  /  No Comments

“They are trying to kill the story, and they’ve crossed ethical lines. … I reached out to their office as a private citizen,” Hansen said.

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Does prosecutorial immunity trump justice in John Doe-related lawsuit?

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Accountability, First Amendment, Free Speech, Judiciary, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“You have to seek a real warrant from a real judge in an open court,” said MacIver Institute attorney Ben Hurst.

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Attorney: Should UW-La Crosse chancellor be fired for his conduct?

By   /  March 20, 2017  /  Accountability, Campus Culture, Education, Free Speech, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

The attorney for a fired employee wants an investigation of whether UW-La Crosse Chancellor Joe Gow should be held to the same standard as his client.

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