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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Chisholm’s unaccountable defense: ‘The records do not exist’

By   /  December 24, 2015  /  Accountability, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“State and county employees in the Milwaukee County District Attorney’s Office do not keep time records for work done on a particular investigation or prosecution,” Chisholm explained.

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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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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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John Doe targets: Chisholm has no right to share illegally seized ‘evidence’

By   /  February 2, 2016  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Those are the same materials this court has ruled, unequivocally and repeatedly, should never have fallen into government hands in the first place.”

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