U.S. Supreme Court could soon decide whether to take John Doe Case

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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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 […]

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Kelly Rindfleisch, Chisholm’s political prize, to begin sentence on Thursday

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Contributed photo by Kelly Rindfleisch

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.

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GAB, friend of the John Doe, just wants to be a ‘friend of the court’

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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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.

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Hey Wisconsin, looking for a big tax cut next year? Don’t count on it

By   /  March 27, 2015  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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While the Republican majority talks about “holding the line” on taxes, Wisconsin taxpayers in the next two years probably won’t see the kinds of cuts they saw during Gov. Scott Walker’s first term.

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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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