Appeals court denies request to rehear John Doe civil rights case

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – A federal appeals court has denied a petition from Wisconsin conservatives targeted in a politically charged investigation asking the full court to rehear their case against John Doe prosecutors.

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Report: No district attorney will investigate District Attorney John Chisholm

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Of the 48 Wisconsin district attorneys asked to investigate allegations that Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm abused his power in launching a secret investigation into conservatives, not one is available to take on the job, according to a new report by Dodge County District Attorney Kurt F. Klomberg.

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Federalism v. individual rights: A conversation with Eric O’Keefe

By   /  October 23, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

SPEECH WARRIOR: Political activist Eric O'Keefe, a states' rights advocate, is asking the federal judiciary for relief in a defining political speech case.

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – He’s one of the staunchest supporters of federalism in the United States of America.

But political activist Eric O’Keefe knows well – and from painful experience – that there are times when states overstep their rights, treading on the constitutional rights of the individual.

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No surprise: Bice buries the lead, Walker follows the law

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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It was supposed to be a Democratic October Surprise. But the grand revelation following a massive document dump Tuesday was unsurprising: Gov. Scott Walker followed the law.

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Wisconsin Supreme Court takes another pass on John Doe case

By   /  October 21, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The state Supreme Court on Monday again ducked two requests that it settle disputes in the stalled investigation into conservative organizations and activists.

Legal experts said the divided court may be waiting to get beyond next month’s gubernatorial election before taking on the cases.

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Federal judge stops John Doe prosecutors from bothering conservative group

By   /  October 14, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – A federal judge ruled Tuesday prosecutors involved in a politically charged John Doe case may not interfere with the First Amendment rights of conservatives associated with the group Citizens for Responsible Government.

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