Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

‘Outside the … law’: Lawmakers call for investigation of GAB

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – In an ironic turnabout, Wisconsin lawmakers are calling for an investigation of the high-profile agency that is supposed to investigate politicians.

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Rogue agency defied judges to carry out partisan probe of Wisconsin conservatives

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, Breaking News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Agents for the embattled state Government Accountability Board continued a zealous campaign finance investigation into dozens of conservative groups even after judges who preside over the board voted to shut it down, according to documents unsealed Friday by a Waukesha County Circuit Court.

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GAB won’t say whether it has reauthorized its role in John Doe probe

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – A spokesman for the Government Accountability Board refused Wednesday to say whether the retired judges who preside over the board have voted to reauthorize the GAB’s involvement in the politically charged John Doe investigation as required by law – underscoring critics’ allegations that the agency’s two-year probe has gone rogue.

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‘R word’ surfaces in wake of state Supreme Court taking up John Doe challenges

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Now that the Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases connected to the politically charged John Doe investigation, expect the left to scream for the recusals of the conservative justices that make up the court’s majority.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court to take up John Doe complaints

By   /  December 17, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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After nearly a year of waiting, the parties in a politically charged John Doe investigation into dozens of conservative groups will have their day in the state’s highest court.

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Audit: GAB has failed to follow the law

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – An audit of the state Government Accountability Board shows an agency that has failed to follow its own laws and a staff that has failed to follow the directives of the six former judges who preside over the “nonpartisan” board.

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