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10.15.2014 | 43 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 | 55 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...
09.09.2014 | 79 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 ...
05.28.2014 | | Posted at 02:03 PM
The Journal Sentinel has picked up on yet another unsigned op-ed in the Wall Street Journal about the newest John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker and various conservative special interest groups that may have illegally coordinated with his campaign.  This latest leak alleges that Walker’s attorney, Stephen Biskupic, is close to cutting a deal with special prosecutor Francis Schmit...
05.08.2014 | | Posted at 01:07 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
OK, I’m not an attorney.  But I have a feeling that even seasoned attorneys will be having a hard time making sense of the new legal battle over the John Doe probe into potential campaign coordination violations made by Gov. Scott Walker and various right-wing organizations. The most recent shot was fired by U.S. Judge Rudolph Randa, a Federalist Society member and guy who’s gone off t...
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 ...

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