U.S. Supreme Court to consider hearing John Doe-related case

By   /  April 23, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Friday is a big day in John Doe Land.

The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether to take up O’Keefe v. Chisholm, the civil rights lawsuit filed by conservative targets of Wisconsin’s secret and political John Doe probe. The defendants in this case are the prosecutors, principally Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm.

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Who was the reporter outside Cindy Archer’s house?

By   /  April 21, 2015  /  First Amendment, New York, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle |Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – Of all of the truly frightening accounts of government abuses in Wisconsin’s political John Doe investigation, David French’s description of the early-morning raid on Cindy Archer’s home just may be the most stunning.

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John Doe reform bill stalls in Legislature

By   /  April 15, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – So, whatever happened to that John Doe reform bill we heard so much about?

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Lawmaker: Chief justice’s civil rights complaint is ‘pathetic’

By   /  April 13, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – Pathetic.

That’s how state Rep. Dave Craig, R-Town of Vernon, describes Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Shirley Abrahamson’s civil rights lawsuit to save her leadership position, her extra pay, and her power.

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New documents expose GAB’s ‘parallel’ probe expenditures

By   /  April 2, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Politics & Elections, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – Critics of the state Government Accountability Board have characterized the speech regulator as a rogue agency operating outside the law in its pursuit of conservative groups in a politically charged John Doe investigation.

Now documents obtained by Wisconsin Watchdog seem to substantiate such descriptors.

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Did chief justice show her hand in dissenting John Doe opinion?

By   /  March 30, 2015  /  First Amendment, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Watchdog

MADISON, Wis. – The state Supreme Court may not be hearing oral arguments next month in challenges involving Wisconsin’s political John Doe investigation, but the latest rulings offer an indication on where the court’s chief justice might come down.

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