Francis D. Schmitz

Bad Santa: John Doe prosecutor delivers letters to the people he spied on

By   /  January 6, 2016  /  Free Speech, News, Power Abuse, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

“It feels like a different country. It feels like something that shouldn’t be done in the United States of America.”

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Conservatives counterpunch John Doe prosecutors’ move to stall injunction

By   /  March 11, 2014  /  Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Part 30 of 385 in the series Wisconsin’s Secret War By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – Facing sudden death, officials behind a Democrat-led investigation into conservative political groups on Friday begged a judge to keep their probe alive while they draft a motion to dismiss a suit that would kill the inquiry […]

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John Doe prosecutor pushed for brain-damaged man’s conviction in ATF debacle

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  Wisconsin  /  No Comments

Part 29 of 385 in the series Wisconsin’s Secret War By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – In the controversy surrounding the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ “Operation Fearless,” there’s been little attention paid to the role of Francis D. Schmitz. At the tail end of the botched federal guns […]

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John Doe special prosecutor appeals judge’s ruling quashing subpoenas

By   /  February 28, 2014  /  News, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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Part 28 of 385 in the series Wisconsin’s Secret War By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. — The special prosecutor of a secret investigation into dozens of conservative organizations is asking a state appeals court to overturn the probe’s presiding judge’s recent ruling quashing several subpoenas employed by investigators. Attorney Francis D. Schmitz has […]

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Biggest secret in John Doe may be just how judges and special prosecutors are selected

By   /  January 10, 2014  /  Wisconsin  /  No Comments

MADISON, Wis. – In the nearly two years since the Democrat-led Milwaukee County District Attorney’s office launched its second secret “John Doe” investigation into Republican and other political opponents, legal observers say they still don’t know exactly how such probes work.

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Appeals court refuses to halt Democrat-led investigation into conservative groups

By   /  November 22, 2013  /  WatchBlog, Wisconsin  /  No Comments

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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter MADISON, Wis. – The Democrat-driven secret probe targeting some 30 conservative organizations will push on. The state Court of Appeals District 4 early has denied a motion to shut down the so-called John Doe investigation, writing that “proceedings may continue in any or all of these matters unless and […]

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