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Scott Walker: “I will not back down”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 10:41am 6/21/2014 at 10:41am

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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New Republic’s race-baiting of Scott Walker just a 2016 warm up

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 16, 2014 at 4:30pm 6/16/2014 at 4:30pm

Many people were taken by surprise by the rather harsh treatment of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R) dished out by The New Republic in its cover story this week.  (See featured image.)

John Hinderaker hits...

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Federal Appeals Ct upholds injunction against Wisconsin “John Doe” investigation pending appeal

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 9, 2014 at 5:46pm 6/9/2014 at 5:46pm

The Wisconsin anti-conservative investigation by local prosecutors targeting numerous conservative activists and groups has resulted in numerous legal cases. The investigation is a round-about attack on Gov. Scott Walker, seeking to damage him politically and freeze his supporters out of the political process.

Most prominently, in a federal lawsuit two of...

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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 6/5/2014 at 11:59am

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 5/30/2014 at 6:22pm

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 5/30/2014 at 11:20am

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

http://www.jsonline.com/blogs/news/124005599.html
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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 10:45pm 5/27/2014 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 5/11/2014 at 9:30am

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 5/8/2014 at 3:25pm

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 5/7/2014 at 9:32pm

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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Fed District Court enjoins Wisconsin “John Doe” anti-conservative investigation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 8:55pm 5/6/2014 at 8:55pm

You can find background on the anti-conservative “John Doe” secret investigation in our prior posts.

The gist of the investigation is to try to find unlawful coordination between Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and various conservative activist groups.  As part of the investigation, the subpoenas and secrecy provisions have effective frozen conservative activists...

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Suit against Wisconsin “John Doe” star chamber investigators can move forward

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at 12:49pm 4/9/2014 at 12:49pm

We previously covered the Wisconsin “John Doe” investigation of conservative activists, and the lawsuit brought by Eric O’Keefe:

O’Keefe did file suit, and the defendants...

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Wisconsin “John Doe” target goes on offense, threatens federal suit

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 15, 2014 at 1:38pm 1/15/2014 at 1:38pm

We previously wrote in detail about the “John Doe” investigation in Wisconsin targeting a wide range of conservative groups and Scott Walker supporters relating to the failed Democratic attempt to recall Walker.  See Secret probe of conservatives makes Wisconsin ground zero in First Amendment war for the details.

We also noted the ...

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Big defeat for anti-conservative Wisconsin “John Doe” probe

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 10, 2014 at 9:26pm 1/10/2014 at 9:26pm

We previously wrote in detail about the “John Doe” investigation in Wisconsin targeting a wide range of conservative groups and Scott Walker supporters relating to the failed Democratic attempt to recall Walker.[*]  See Secret probe of conservatives makes Wisconsin ground zero in First Amendment war for the details.

Good news.  The subpoenas...

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Secret probe of conservatives makes Wisconsin ground zero in First Amendment war

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Guest Post by M.D. Kittle  ▪  Tuesday, December 3, 2013 at 3:58pm 12/3/2013 at 3:58pm

[WAJ Intro: There are huge developments targeting conservatives and Scott Walker supporters in Wisconsin. I asked Matt Kittle of Wisconsin Reporter, who has written extensively about the so-called “John Doe” investigations, to explain the situation to Legal Insurrection readers because of the national implications, and he kindly agreed to do this...

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