Conservatives: GAB’s meeting minutes show gap in board’s John Doe oversight

By   /  January 27, 2015  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The state’s Government Accountability Board broke its once-strict code of silence to attack critics who say the campaign finance and election law regulator has gone “rogue,” using its investigative powers to investigate political opponents.

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O’Keefe takes his case against John Doe to U.S. Supreme Court

By   /  January 21, 2015  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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As promised, Eric O’Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth are taking their First Amendment fight with prosecutors of a secret John Doe investigation to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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GAB has a sudden change of heart on campaign finance reform

By   /  January 16, 2015  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The Government Accountability Board has suddenly become confused about Wisconsin Chapter 11, the state’s constitutionally challenged campaign finance statutes.

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Public defender asks Supreme Court to take up John Doe-related Fourth Amendment case

By   /  January 15, 2015  /  Abuse of power, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The State Public Defender is asking the Wisconsin Supreme Court to decide whether the search and seizure rights of a former aide of Gov. Scott Walker were violated.

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GAB plays victim card in ‘complicated’ John Doe, campaign finance farce

By   /  January 13, 2015  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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It was that hero of the left, Karl Marx, who famously said that history first repeats itself as tragedy, the second as farce. In the long, painful saga that has been the Government Accountability Board’s secret – now not-so-secret – probe of Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and 29 conservative organizations, we have now come to farce.

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Doe possessed: ‘They have information about every aspect of our lives’

By   /  January 12, 2015  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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y M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Almost five months after the Government Accountability Board quietly ended its role in a politically charged investigation into dozens of Wisconsin conservative groups, the agency has yet to return property seized from people caught up in the probe.

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