Who’s paying the bill? Report casts questions on GAB and John Doe payments

By   /  September 30, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – That state’s Government Accountability Board has been less-than accountable about its expenditures concerning a certain special-investigator-turned special prosecutor in the secret John Doe investigation into dozens of conservative groups.

But does a new report produced for state Sen. Tom Tiffany, R-Hazelhurst, suggest that the GAB may have sidestepped a judge’s order and the law in the pursuit of its “legal theory”?

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Conservative O’Keefe seeks investigation into John Chisholm and his John Doe

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – The man who sued the prosecutors of a secret John Doe investigation into dozens of conservative groups now wants the lead prosecutor investigated on charges of feloniously using his office for political persecution and personal reward.

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A whistleblower’s story: Taking on a ‘hyper-partisan’ district attorney

By   /  September 29, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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MADISON, Wis. – Glee.

That’s the word Michael Lutz uses to describe the mood of Milwaukee County prosecutors at the power they held over a woman charged in the first iteration of the politically charged John Doe investigations.

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Appeals court reverses John Doe injunction, but Wisconsin’s secret war far from over

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  National, News, Open Records, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Expressing deep concerns and respect for states’ rights, the U.S.Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit on Wednesday reversed a lower-court injunction that had shut down a politically charged John Doe investigation into dozens of conservatives groups.

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Source: Wisconsin Supreme Court doesn’t want political heat of John Doe case

By   /  September 24, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Seven months have come and gone, and the Wisconsin Supreme Court has done nothing – at least publicly – to decide the fate of a controversial secret investigation into dozens of conservatives.

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Rindfleisch attorney: Appeals court can protect the Fourth Amendment in Digital Age

By   /  September 18, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Nearly two years after first appealing a felony conviction of misconduct in office that followed a controversial search and seizure of her electronic possessions, Kelly Rindfleisch had her day in appeals court.

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