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Gibson’s Bakery v. Oberlin College coverage — One of our finest hours

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, June 15, 2019 at 8:30pm 6/15/2019 at 8:30pm

The Gibson’s Bakery massive verdict against Oberlin College has sparked incredible reader excitement, and brought many new readers to Legal Insurrection.

I’ve spent the last week trying to absorb what is happening. The reactions to the compensatory and punitive damage verdicts remind me of only a few times in Legal Insurrection’s almost...

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Scott Walker revolution on the line in Wisconsin

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 31, 2018 at 9:00pm 10/31/2018 at 9:00pm

Oh what a night.

That was the post I wrote the day after Scott Walker defeated the recall effort against him in 2012:

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Get ready for The Left’s War on Scott Walker, 2018 Edition

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, November 9, 2017 at 7:30pm 11/9/2017 at 7:30pm

Scott Walker’s 2012 recall election wasn’t the first election I ever covered, but it definitely was one of the most intense.

It was what I called Wisconsin’s Long, Strange Trip, linking to our exhaustive coverage of all the crazy:

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Wisconsin War on Scott Walker was training ground for #TheResistance War on Trump

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 2:30pm 5/16/2017 at 2:30pm

In our report earlier, we noted that the “Resistance” to Donald Trump is unlike anything seen in the opposition to Obama, The “Resistance” Moves Towards Violence and Intimidation as Key Tactic.

The opposition to Trump is becoming increasingly violent, and explicitly seeks to drive political intimidation into personal spaces by confronting Republicans everywhere they...

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WISCONSIN or BUST – The “long, strange trip” and today’s primary

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, April 5, 2016 at 1:00pm 4/5/2016 at 1:00pm
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All eyes are on Wisconsin.

Before I get to today’s primary, let’s take a look back at one of my favorite political periods in the history of the world – the defeat of the Recall against Governor Scott Walker after over a year of protests against the public sector union collective bargaining...

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Video reminder: 3 years ago Scott Walker ripped out Big Labor’s beating heart

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 8:30am 7/8/2015 at 8:30am

Time has really flown by, hasn’t it? Would you believe the famous recall election that Scott Walker won in Wisconsin was three years ago?

As you may recall, it was a big night at Legal Insurrection with fireworks and music on the site. Our Wisconsin Recall Tag has the history.

Wisconsin first lady...

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AFSCME: “We have a score to settle with Scott Walker”

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 1:00pm 9/10/2014 at 1:00pm
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We have seen this picture before in the Wisconsin’s union-induced long strange trip during the 2012 Recall Election:

Police insurrections.  Palace guardsCatch a Senator contests.  Doctors behaving badly.  Massive national solidarity protests which weren’t Identity theft as political theater.  Shark jumping.  Legislators who run away to other states.  Bus bang bangs.  Protesters ...

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Exposed: How Prosecutors targeted Scott Walker and conservatives

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at 12:12pm 9/2/2014 at 12:12pm

We have written many times about the secretive John Doe proceedings in which Wisconsin prosecutors seized a wide-range of records from numerous conservative activists on the theory that it was a crime for such activists to coordinate issue advocacy with the campaign of Governor Scott Walker.

In a federal lawsuit brought by...

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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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One year ago – WALKER WINS!

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at 1:29pm 6/5/2013 at 1:29pm

One year ago last night Scott Walker won the recall election and Republicans kept control of the state Senate despite recall attempts. It was a long, strange trip.

If you were here that night you would have experienced the camaraderie of other readers on our live feed, along with the first ever...

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I really was hoping never to hear the name Graeme Zielinski again

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 2, 2013 at 10:29am 3/2/2013 at 10:29am

Graeme Zielinski, Communications Director for the Wisconsin Democratic Party, was one of the key Democratic operatives behind the anti-Scott Walker intimidation campaign which we featured here so often around this time last year, Wisconsin’s long, strange trip.

Zielinski stood out from the usual protest operatives because of his aggressive tone and official position,

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Walker extends Wisconsin-style olive branch at Beer and Brat Summit

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 10:33am 6/12/2012 at 10:33am

Today Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will hold a “Beer and Brat Summit,” fulfilling his recall-election-night promise to proactively repair the state, reeling after months of partisanship and rancor.

“We’ve got some fantastic, authentic Wisconsin products that we will be sharing with legislators of both political parties and their staff. I am hopeful...

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Argument at Netroots 2012 over Obama abandoning Walker Recall

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, June 10, 2012 at 9:51am 6/10/2012 at 9:51am

It only took one panel discussion at Netroots to reveal just how divided the left is in its narrative over how to handle Wisconsin.

Audience member Lisa Graves from The Center for Media and Democracy’s PRWatch, upset with the panel’s analysis of Obama’s interaction with the Wisconsin recall, called it “as...

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Preparing for victory or to start a war?

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, June 4, 2012 at 5:52pm 6/4/2012 at 5:52pm

Tuesday’s recall election in Wisconsin won’t be the end of the road for union organizers and radical leftists. No matter what the outcome is for Walker, Kleefisch, and the others, it appears that Wisconsin’s role as host will continue.

Worker’s World reports that there are widespread actions planned for Wisconsin on June...

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Wisconsin Lt. Gov challenger chides nonvoters (but is he one himself?)

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, June 1, 2012 at 5:53pm 6/1/2012 at 5:53pm

It surfaced today that Mahlon Mitchell, the democratic challenger to Wisconsin’s Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, admitted on camera that he only got involved in politics in 2008–and it’s questionable if he even voted at that time.

Mitchell, who is the president of the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin, m...

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Gloom and doom…and dissembling on the left as more Walker polls released

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, May 25, 2012 at 10:00am 5/25/2012 at 10:00am

As Wisconsin’s Governor Scott Walker enjoys a more confident position with the release of new jobs and poll numbers, some on the left are backing away from the import of the outcome...

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