John Doe froze conservative speech, targets say

By   /  November 21, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Critics say Milwaukee County District Attorney’s John Chisholm’s investigation of Wisconsin conservatives was always aimed at disrupting the campaigns of Gov. Scott Walker and other state Republicans.

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Kelly Rindfleisch will fight on in Fourth Amendment case

By   /  November 13, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – Kelly Rindfleisch says she’s disappointed but determined to fight on after a state appeals court on Wednesday upheld her conviction as part of a politically charged John Doe investigation into former aides and associates of Gov. Scott Walker, then the Milwaukee County executive.

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John Doe lawsuit could be headed to U.S. Supreme Court

By   /  November 11, 2014  /  Abuse of power, First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Frustrated by one federal court, conservative activists in the crosshairs of a partisan Wisconsin prosecutor say they’ll take their First Amendment case to the Supreme Court.

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GAB, Milwaukee County DA bail on key provision behind war on conservatives

By   /  November 6, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter

MADISON, Wis. – In a court filing that one constitutional law expert calls a “stunning reversal,” the Government Accountability Board appears to concede that the “legal theory” driving the secret John Doe investigation into Wisconsin conservatives is legally “indefensible.”

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Vos: There will be reforms to John Doe, GAB

By   /  November 5, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Changes are coming to Wisconsin’s “John Doe” law and what many conservatives see as the partisan regulatory agency that spurred secret investigations into dozens of conservative groups, according to Speaker of the Assembly Robin Vos.

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Voters say ‘yes’ to Walker, ‘no’ to John Doe, law expert says

By   /  November 5, 2014  /  First Amendment, News, Politics & Elections, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Gov. Scott Walker’s big re-election win Tuesday wasn’t just a victory for conservative principles and for Walker’s national prospects in 2016. It was a “vindication for the rule of law,” according to one national legal expert.

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