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Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds collective bargaining reform law “in its entirety”

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 8:44am
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The decision was just posted here. Also embedded at bottom of post.

The collective bargaining law was passed in early 2011, and led to protests, and even a takeover of the State Capitol building. For Wisconsin, the union pushback was a long, strange trip, as we documented exhaustively:

Police insurrections.  Palace guards...

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Scott Walker seeks to rid Wisconsin of Common Core

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, July 18, 2014 at 1:45pm
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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) has asked the Wisconsin Legislature to pass a bill next year to repeal the controversial Common Core educational standards. Walker issued a one-line statement late Thursday that also said the Common Core curriculum should be replaced by standards “set by people in Wisconsin.”

Walker’s one-sentence statement was...

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Scott Walker Opponent Runs Attack Ad Based on False ‘Criminal Scheme’ Story

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 1:00pm
Mary Burke Ad

Democrat Mary Burke, who’s running against Scott Walker for governor in Wisconsin this year, is apparently unaware that the John Doe scandal has been thoroughly debunked.

Why else would she run an ad like this? Maybe she doesn’t care about the truth.

Legal Insurrection reported on Thursday that Burke started running an advertisement...

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Prosecutors back off Scott Walker: Not target, no evidence of crime

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 3:39pm
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After a week of complete media malpractice, in which scurrilous accusations that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker participated in a “criminal scheme” were plastered all over the headlines, a lead prosecutor has completely backed off.

The Wisconsin State Journal reports, Scott Walker not a target, John Doe special prosecutor says:

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Will “John Doe” tactics against Scott Walker backfire?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 23, 2014 at 10:00am
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I have a post up at The Daily Caller this morning, Media Aids And Abets Left-Wing Smear Of Governor Scott Walker.

No, I am not “taking the Boeing.” Legal Insurrection still is my one and only home. But I am going to start publishing, occasionally, posts in a variety of...

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Scott Walker: “I will not back down”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 10:41am
Scott Walker John Doe Probe

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has been the subject of a brutal smear campaign by local district attorneys using the so-called “John Doe” procedure, as discussed in my post Media Malpractice – Report false criminal accusations against Walker, but not contrary judicial rulings.

I also encourage you to read Gabriel Malor’s column, A Basic Primer...

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Media Malpractice – Report false criminal accusations against Walker, but not contrary judicial rulings

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 3:25pm
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The big breaking news in the “John Doe” anti-Conservative Wisconsin investigation is that the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals released previously sealed court exhibits detailing accusations made at the time the Wisconsin prosecutors commenced the proceeding.

So you get screaming headlines such as these:

What is not being reported, is that multiple judges...

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Fear of blogosphere used by Wisconsin “John Doe” investigators to justify secrecy

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, June 5, 2014 at 11:59am
Wisconsin Club for Growth logo

The investigators in the “John Doe” proceeding against conservative activists in Wisconsin are appealing the federal District Court’s injunction shutting down the investigation, as we previously detailed in numerous posts.

That injunction is part of a lawsuit by Eric O’Keefe and the Wisconsin Club for Growth also seeking damages and other relief...

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Scott Walker: No way I’m throwing fellow conservatives under bus in “John Doe” probe

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 30, 2014 at 6:22pm
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This morning, it was unclear what Scott Walker’s position was on rumors he was about to cut a deal with the investigators in the John Doe probe which would have left some conservative allies hanging out in the cold, as we detailed in  Dear Scott Walker: Don’t sell out conservative victims of...

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Victims of Wisconsin “John Doe” probe remain on offense (Updates)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:20am
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UPDATES: Scott Walker: No way I’m throwing fellow conservatives under bus in “John Doe” probe.

Also, late this afternoon a Judge practically laughed at the investigators’ request for “clarification” of the injunction:

“The order of this Court and that of the Seventh Circuit offers clear guidance as to the parameters of the...

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Dear Scott Walker: Don’t sell out conservative victims of “John Doe” abuses

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 10:45pm
http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/124005599.html

We have been following the Wisconsin “John Doe” anti-conservative witch hunt for a long time.

The short story is that Wisconsin investigators using secret “John Doe” state processes have been targeting conservatives in Wisconsin under the factually and legally frivolous theory that they illegally coordinated with Scott Walker’s campaign.

After certain of the...

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George Will – Wisconsin John Doe Investigation a Partisan Abuse of Law Enforcement

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, May 11, 2014 at 9:30am
George Will

Legal Insurrection readers are likely familiar with the harassment of Scott Walker supporters in Wisconsin.

George Will addressed the issue with some follow up in

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Fed District Court reinstates injunction against Wisconsin “John Doe” anti-conservative probe

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 3:25pm
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In a post last night on the continuing legal saga of the Wisconsin anti-conervative “John Doe” probe, we noted that Appeals Ct stays injunction against Wisconsin “John Doe” anti-conservative probe

Last night we noted Fed District Court enjoins Wisconsin “John Doe” anti-conservative investigation.

Late this afternoon the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit...

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Appeals Ct stays injunction against Wisconsin “John Doe” anti-conservative probe

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, May 7, 2014 at 9:32pm
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Last night we noted Fed District Court enjoins Wisconsin “John Doe” anti-conservative investigation.

Late this afternoon the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit issued a stay of the injunction, on procedural grounds which leave the District Court the opportunity to reinstate the injunction.

The issue for the appeal was that a “Notice...

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