Part 188 of 188 in the series Wisconsin’s Secret War
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog
MADISON, Wis. – The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to announce by the end of next month whether it will take up a request for review by Wisconsin conservatives caught up in a political John Doe investigation.
Attorneys for Eric O’Keefe and […]
By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. – Kelly Rindfleisch, the first political prisoner in a Democrat-driven John Doe investigation, will begin her six-month jail sentence next week, according to her attorney.Read More →
By M.D. Kittle | Watchdog Wisconsin
MADISON, Wis. – The state Government Accountability Board, an investigative partner in a politically charged John Doe probe that conservative groups say trampled on their First Amendment rights, simply wants to know whether such an investigation and the laws prosecutors used to conduct it are “consistent with the First Amendment,” according to the agency’s motion seeking the right to file an amicus brief in the state Supreme Court.Read More →
By Yaël Ossowski | Watchdog.org
The Transportation Security Administration is defending its controversial “behavior detection program” against a torrent of criticism by civil libertarians and a fresh lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union.
“The Behavior Detection and Analysis (BDA) program is designed to detect individuals who exhibit anomalous behaviors indicating they fear discovery and may pose […]
In 2010, Stephen Skinner and his son got lost driving through New Mexico on their way from Chicago to Las Vegas. After pulling them over for an improper lane change, Albuquerque police officers seized $17,000 in cash and their rental car, and dropped them off at the airport with only the change in their pockets. What most people would call highway robbery – literally in this case – federal and state law enforcement agencies call civil asset forfeiture.Read More →
State Sen. Phil Griego, D-Santa Fe, resigned before the Senate could censure him for using his office to profit in a shady real estate deal. If he is not convicted of a felony — and neither the DA nor the AG have moved to prosecute — he will receive an $18,000 annual legislative pension for the rest of his life.Read More →