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Federal judge orders halt to 'John Doe' investigation
Madison.com ^ | 7 may 2014 | Dee J. Hall

Posted on 05/07/2014 3:10:42 AM PDT by rellimpank

A federal judge on Tuesday ordered a halt to the "John Doe" investigation targeting groups including Americans for Prosperity, here seen holding a pro-Scott Walker rally in Madison in 2011. The challenge brought in U.S. District Court in Milwaukee was filed by Wisconsin Club for Growth.

U.S. District Judge Rudolph Randa on Tuesday ordered a halt to the John Doe investigation that targeted the recall campaign of Gov. Scott Walker and “all or nearly all right-of-center groups and individuals in Wisconsin who have engaged in issue advocacy from 2010 to the present.”

In issuing his preliminary injunction, Randa sided with Wisconsin Club for Growth, finding the John Doe probe into alleged illegal campaign coordination is hampering the group’s constitutionally protected right to free speech.

The Milwaukee-based judge ordered prosecutors to “cease all activities related to the investigation, return all property seized in the investigation from any individual or organization and permanently destroy all copies of information and other materials obtained through the investigation.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: scottwalker; walker; wisconsin
--the state sponsored witch hunt against Gov.Scott Walker on hold--
1 posted on 05/07/2014 3:10:42 AM PDT by rellimpank
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To: afraidfortherepublic

—ping—


2 posted on 05/07/2014 3:11:23 AM PDT by rellimpank (--don't believe anything the media or government says about firearms or explosives--)
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To: rellimpank

“all or nearly all right-of-center groups and individuals”

right-of-center groups.........who makes that call? It’s scary that people and or groups can be labeled like that.


3 posted on 05/07/2014 3:45:53 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: rellimpank

Yet another example of judicial overreach.


4 posted on 05/07/2014 3:46:49 AM PDT by ComputerGuy (HM2/USN M/3/3 Marines RVN '66-'67)
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To: rellimpank

Milwaukee County not State.


5 posted on 05/07/2014 4:13:28 AM PDT by sgtyork (Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy)
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To: rellimpank
This is a very poorly written article. It states: "Judge Rudolph Randa on Tuesday ordered a halt to the John Doe investigation that targeted the recall campaign of Gov. Scott Walker". It uses words such as these in several places.

This says, to me, that the judge ordered a halt to the investigation of left wing opponents of Walker. However, the context of the article says the opposite: the judge ordered a halt to the investigation of "right wing groups" supporting Walker. I believe the latter is true.

6 posted on 05/07/2014 4:17:25 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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Seems the state prosecutor was on a blind witch hunt/fishing expedition against conservative groups in general. Like a crooked sheriff who pulls you over and bashes a headlight with his flashlight and exclaims, “looks like we got us an equipment violation here...”

Am I reading the issue right?


7 posted on 05/07/2014 4:18:01 AM PDT by jaydee770
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"Am I reading the issue right?"

I think you are. It seems that the "journalist" writing the article must have gotten D- in English classes from third grade on. (See the post just before yours.)

8 posted on 05/07/2014 4:22:56 AM PDT by norwaypinesavage (The Stone Age didn’t end because we ran out of stones)
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To: rellimpank

Wow! No all that’s missing is the “Take’em out & hang’em for treason.” ruling.


9 posted on 05/07/2014 4:33:39 AM PDT by Freeport (The proper application of high explosives will remove all obstacles.)
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To: rellimpank

There has to be a punishment to the leftie groups that started this action.


10 posted on 05/07/2014 4:49:33 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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"permanently destroy all copies of information and other materials obtained through the investigation.”

Yeah, right, that stuff will start showing up when it is convenient.

11 posted on 05/07/2014 4:51:08 AM PDT by Fido969 (What's sad is most)
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bttt


12 posted on 05/07/2014 4:53:18 AM PDT by sphinx
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To: Fido969
There has to be a punishment to the leftie groups that started this action.

It was the lefty D.A. of Milwaukee County that has been doing this. He's kinda like and Eric Holder mini-me.

13 posted on 05/07/2014 4:57:50 AM PDT by Mygirlsmom (No Mo (zilla). I'm going to the Opera instead.)
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To: rellimpank

How did this judge get to Wisconsin ?


14 posted on 05/07/2014 5:11:10 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: rellimpank; Hunton Peck; Diana in Wisconsin; P from Sheb; Shady; DonkeyBonker; Wisconsinlady; ...

Federal judge halts John Doe investigation targeting Scott WAlker!

FReep Mail me if you want on, or off, this Wisconsin interest ping list.

And, please forgive me if I’m slow with the pings for a few days. My laptop is in the ‘computer hospital’.


15 posted on 05/07/2014 11:49:35 AM PDT by afraidfortherepublic
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