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10.15.2014 | 5 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...
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
08.26.2014 | 55 days ago | Posted at 03:49 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
New court documents briefly made public in the John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s alleged “criminal scheme” revealed how the governor solicited funds for an outside group—the Wisconsin Club for Growth, controlled by his own campaign operative, R.J. Johnson. Walker admitted to doing this very thing, but says he did nothing wrong. Wisconsin campaign finance law may say otherwise...
05.07.2014 | | Posted at 11:56 AM
By Lisa Kaiser
Does Gov. Scott Walker have nine lives or what?  Yesterday, his ally, ultraconservative Federalist Society member and U.S. District Court Judge Rudolph Randa totally halted the John Doe investigation into alleged coordination between Walker’s campaign committee and sympathetic right-wing groups. Randa quickly did so after prosecutors on Monday asked the 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ...
04.02.2014 | | Posted at 12:30 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
Was it good for you?  The Milwaukee County supervisor pay referendum passed by a huge margin. Oh, you thought it could be defeated? Believe me, Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele didn’t invest his dad’s money in this so that it would fail. Nor did the Greater Milwaukee Committee lobbyists write a referendum question that wouldn’t get the results it wanted. It was a done deal. So, w...

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