Court denies DAs’ motion to open up John Doe records to private attorneys

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Prosecuting attorneys are “generally not authorized to delegate official powers and duties to others, including private counsel,” the majority opinion states.

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Minimum competition: Wisconsin’s minimum markup law costs consumers big

By   /  February 5, 2016  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Here we are with what is really an exceedingly important issue and topic and we can’t even get a hearing,” said Mike Nichols, president of the Wisconsin Policy Research Institute.

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AG Brad Schimel on John Doe authority question: It’s complicated

By   /  February 4, 2016  /  News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Indeed, it would be an unreasonable reading of the law for a district attorney to rely on anything in this case other than how not to run a John Doe investigation.”

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Conservatives: Attorney General alone has authority over John Doe petition

By   /  February 4, 2016  /  News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“The Legislature has vested this particularly important exercise of sovereign authority in the chief legal officer of the state, the Attorney General, and not with individual district attorneys.”

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Milwaukee County DA won’t charge liberal activist accused of sexual assault

By   /  February 3, 2016  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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When she asked why the DA’s office wouldn’t charge given the sexual messages between Wilder and the boy, she was told that it just wasn’t a case the DA could prosecute.

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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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