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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Kelly Rindfleisch: Where are the tears for the kids the Milwaukee school system failed?

By   /  September 16, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Bombshell allegations published last week that Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm was personally motivated in pursuing secret investigations into Gov. Scott Walker and his conservative allies came as no surprise to Kelly Rindfleisch.

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GAB director says agency just following the law in John Doe probe

By   /  September 12, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – If a video camera had been rolling in those early morning hours when law enforcement officials conducted what have been described as “predawn, paramilitary-style” raids on the homes of conservatives targeted in highly politicized John Doe probe, the outcry in Wisconsin would be analogous to the “Ray Rice situation,” a state senator tells Wisconsin Reporter.

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Is John Doe story colored with a bit of ‘Macbeth?’

By   /  September 10, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Critics of a secret investigation into dozens of conservative groups have called the probe a partisan fishing expedition, a witch hunt.

Now, according to new revelations, there were personal motivations driving the meandering probe, launched by Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm, a Democrat, in late summer 2012.

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Wisconsin prosecutors appeal for protection from blowback in partisan probe

By   /  September 9, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

CHICAGO – The three-judge panel of the U.S.Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit cut through attorney arguments with the efficiency of a buzz saw on Tuesday, eliminating anything the court found extraneous to the legal questions of the day: Whether a lower court had the right to shut down a politically charged John Doe investigation in Wisconsin, and whether a civil rights lawsuit filed against the investigation’s prosecutors should go on.

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Another blow for Wisconsin’s restrictive campaign finance law

By   /  September 9, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin’s restrictive and confusing campaign finance laws took another beating in federal court Monday, suffering a defeat at the hands of the federal judge who has shut down a secret investigation into dozens of conservative groups.

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