John Doe prosecutors engaged in war of words — lots and lots of words

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

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin’s political speech war has entered a relatively quiet phase, but the prosecutors in the politically charged John Doe probe appear intent on burying their accusers in paper, according to a legal expert with knowledge of the case.

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Will John Doe prosecutors launch lengthy probe against Trek Bicycle?

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

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. — The Republican Party of Wisconsin on Tuesday filed a formal complaint with the state’s election and campaign watchdog accusing Trek Bicycle Corp., owned by the family of Democrat gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke.

The GOP accuses Wisconsin-based Trek of using corporate dollars to aid and defend Burke’s campaign.

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GAB now playing secrets in state John Doe lawsuit

By   /  July 14, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The state Government Accountability Board would like to keep its secrets in the dark, and a Waukesha County judge – for now – has agreed to the agency’s request.

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Senator asks attorney general to compel GAB to open up its books

By   /  July 10, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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MADISON, Wis. – Show taxpayers the money.

That’s what state Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, is effectively asking the state Government Accountability Board to do, via Wisconsin Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen.

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AG opinion means accountability board’s John Doe secrets are safe — for now

By   /  July 10, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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It appears the state Government Accountability Board will be able to keep its secrets from the public eye.

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Is John Doe probe a case of a mini NSA in Wisconsin?

By   /  July 10, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Conservatives have long likened Wisconsin’s Democrat-launched John Doe investigation to the IRS scandal.

Much like the Internal Revenue Service’s intense scrutiny of mostly conservative groups, the politically charged John Doe probe has apparently targeted only conservatives – on a legal theory that has been roundly dismissed by two judges.

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