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Fitzgerald: GAB’s Michael Haas not long for new administrator role

By   /  May 13, 2016  /  Accountability, First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Power Abuse, State Government, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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“Haas is resigning in November, after the elections,” Fitzgerald, R-Juneau said.

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Haas’ emails in GAB’s John Doe probe should give senators pause

By   /  May 23, 2016  /  First Amendment, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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This ‘nonpartisan’ Government Accountability Board retread has a very partisan past, as underscored by court documents obtained by Wisconsin Watchdog.

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Chisholm invokes his illegal John Doe probe in re-election campaign

By   /  April 20, 2016  /  First Amendment, Free Speech, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Chisholm’s investigation included armed, predawn raids on the homes of targets, who were detained while law enforcement agents rooted through their personal possessions.

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New docs show GAB spent more than 2,500 hours on John Doe probe

By   /  April 21, 2016  /  Accountability, Free Speech, News, Open Records, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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The documented time amounts to $107,715.08 spent on the specialized labor between 2013 and 2015

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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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Documents raise questions about John Doe judge’s review of warrant

By   /  April 14, 2016  /  Accountability, Judiciary, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments


Wisconsin reserve judges must accurately submit the hours they work and their travel time to the state, under penalty of perjury.

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