Home / Tag: John Doe
10.15.2014 | 38 days ago | Posted at 11:15 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
With just three weeks to go before a high-stakes, hotly contested election, George W. Bush-appointed U.S. Judge Rudolph Randa went rogue—again—and spiked a state campaign law.  This isn’t the first time Randa’s tried to do away with pretty much all campaign regulations in the name of the First Amendment.  This time, he is making legal exactly what prosecutors say Scott Walker d...
10.03.2014 | 50 days ago | Posted at 01:41 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
 The ironically named Citizens for Responsible Government Advocates is attempting to strike down Wisconsin’s campaign coordination prohibitions.They want to do in the open what Gov. Scott Walker, the Wisconsin Club for Growth and dozens of other conservative groups were doing in secret.A few things to note about this latest last-ditch stunt by Walker’s allies.The CRG is known as being the ori...
09.24.2014 | 59 days ago | Posted at 04:08 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
This just in --The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals reversed Judge Rudolph Randa's order shutting down the John Doe investigation into political allies of Gov. Scott Walker—the Wisconsin Club for Growth and its director, Eric O'Keefe. The three judges—who famously overturned Randa's ruling in the Georgia Thompson case—want the case to be heard in state court. Randa's ruling in this case was alwa...
09.23.2014 | 60 days ago | Posted at 11:39 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
The latest attack on Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mary Burke as a plagiarist is so absurd I hesitate to write about it. What’s so ridiculous and hypocritical is that Scott Walker and his allegedly independent supporters copy each other all the time.  Walker’s official slogan is “It’s Working.” I know that this is completely detached from reality, but that’s what the governo...
09.09.2014 | 74 days ago | Posted at 04:52 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Right now, the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Chicago is hearing oral arguments about whether the John Doe investigation into alleged illegal coordination between Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Club for Growth (and other organizations) is legal.  Reporters aren’t allowed to bring in electronic devices, so very little information is seeping out. Instead, Twitter is aflame with ...
09.09.2014 | 74 days ago | Posted at 12:10 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I’m not in Chicago today for the oral arguments in the John Doe investigation into Scott Walker’s coordination with conservative political groups, primarily the Wisconsin Club for Growth.  But the information that’s already coming out is fascinating. The Wisconsin Club for Growth and its leader, Eric O’Keefe, are suing Wisconsin prosecutors for investigating their activities. They ...
Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Recall fundraising at odds with his call to disclose donors

How times have changed. As a lightning-rod governor facing a recall in 2012, Gov. Scott Walker raised unheard-of sums for his campaign. And, thanks to revelations in the new John Doe investigation

0|1