Shane Falk leaves Wisconsin’s GAB

By   /  August 25, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The state’s elections and campaign finance law overseer has lost a key employee, and arguably one of its busiest during the past few years of Wisconsin’s high-stakes, partisan politics.

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‘Retaliation’: Docs show state prosecutors launched mini-NSA probe of WI conservatives

By   /  August 23, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Part 109 of 112 in the series Wisconsin’s Secret War

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON, Wis. – Conservative targets of a Democrat-launched John Doe investigation have described the secret probe as a witch hunt.
That might not be a big enough descriptor, based on records released Friday by a federal appeals court as part of a [...]

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Overheated media erroneously bring back Walker ‘criminal scheme’ theme

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – In one fell swoop, a federal appeals court allegedly did to conservatives what they assert prosecutors in a politically charged investigation have done: Damaged their constitutional rights.

Sources tell Wisconsin Reporter that the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Friday afternoon erroneously released what was supposed to be a sealed document in the federal civil rights lawsuit against Milwaukee County prosecutors.

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Taxpayers on the hook up to $25,000 for GAB’s legal maneuvers

By   /  August 22, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Wisconsin taxpayers will pay for the Government Accountability Board’s failed attempt to intervene in a civil rights lawsuit that directly involves two of the agency’s actors – a lawsuit in which GAB could find itself a defendant.

The bill could max out at $25,000 to defend an agency that critics claim was intricately involved in an illegal investigation into conservative organizations, but the price tag could be more.

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Appeals court orders release of some John Doe documents

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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A ruling by the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals maintaining some documents under seal and opening up others for public consumption is a “vindication” of conservatives’ charges of prosecutorial abuse in Wisconsin’s politically charged John Doe investigation, according to an attorney for targets of the probe.

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Political group alleges Dane County DA violated campaign finance laws

By   /  August 21, 2014  /  Campaign Finance, Elections, Finances, News, Transparency, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The Citizens for Responsible Government Network didn’t want to sit on its hands and wait for a politically charged John Doe investigation that likely would never come.

So the Milwaukee grassroots political watchdog has filed a petition of enforcement with the Wisconsin Department of Justice alleging one of the area’s top law enforcement officials has violated state campaign finance laws.

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