Watchdog Podcast: Say It Loud, Say It Proud — Wisconsin’s secret war on the First Amendment

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  Podcast, Watchdog Radio, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Ben Yount and Matt Kittle | Watchdog.org
Say It Loud, Say It Proud is Watchdog Radio’s weekly look at free speech and First Amendment issues — examining the rights that are some of the most important to our society, but also some of the most frequently under attack.
In this week’s episode, host Ben Yount sits down with […]

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Will Dane County sheriff get ‘John Doe’ treatment for Bradley ad?

By   /  March 26, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Photo by Justice Ann Walsh Bradley campaign Facebook page

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – If you’re waiting for a lengthy John Doe investigation into Dane County Sheriff David Mahoney following his appearance in Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley’s campaign ad, well, don’t hold your breath.

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Judge rejects attempt by unions to avoid Act 10

By   /  March 25, 2015  /  Education, Labor, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By Paul Brennan | Watchdog.org
MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Three labor unions representing school employees in Kenosha learned an important lesson last week. A well-established legal precedent can’t be ignored simply because it’s inconvenient.
The unions were seeking to uphold contracts with the Kenosha Unified School District, even though those contracts had been negotiated in violation of the state’s […]

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Kelly Rindfleisch hopes to avoid becoming first John Doe political prisoner

By   /  March 24, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Photo contributed by Kelly Rindfleisch

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – By this time next week, Kelly Rindfliesch could become the first political prisoner in what many see as a Democrat-led secret war on conservatives.

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Voter ID is law of land, but it won’t be in place for April’s election

By   /  March 24, 2015  /  News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

AP File Photo

By Courtney Mullen | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin’s four-year battle to implement a voter identification law is over, but voters won’t have to bring IDs to the polls next month.
While the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear Wisconsin’s case, the American Civil Liberties Union filed an emergency motion Monday with a federal appeals court to keep […]

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Source: MPD lieutenant feared for his job before testifying in Manney hearing

By   /  March 23, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – A training officer for the Milwaukee Police Department feared for his job if he didn’t follow the police chief’s script in testifying against an embattled police officer in a high-profile fatal shooting, a law enforcement expert with inside knowledge of the case tells Wisconsin Reporter.

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