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09.09.2014 | | 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 ...
05.08.2014 | | 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...
02.13.2014 | | Posted at 04:24 PM
By Lisa Kaiser
I know I shouldn’t make predictions, but it’s hard to resist not contemplating what will turn up in the documents to be released next Wednesday in the case of Kelly Rindfleisch.  Rindfleisch, you may remember, was a top Scott Walker aide when he was Milwaukee County executive. At the same time—literally—she was fundraising for Walker’s preferred lieutenant governor candidate. Aft...
Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013
 There have always been good people working to improve our criminal justice system so that it saves and improves lives instead
Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Witnesses are free to speak out about what they know

 When Judge Neal Nettesheim signed an order closing the three-year John Doe investigation into Gov. Scott Walker’s Milwaukee County executive office, he required that the secrecy
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
 So the three-year John Doe criminal investigation some hoped would terminate the political career of Republican Gov. Scott Walker ends not with a bang, but a whimper
Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013

But it found many problems with the Journal Sentinel’s misleading articles

  An independent audit of the Milwaukee Police Department’s (MPD) crime data showed that, contrary to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s reporting, the department did not manipulate statistics to paint a rosier picture
Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012
 One of the biggest frustrations of public officials who sincerely want to serve the public—and there are more of them than you might think—is how easily self-promoting demagogues can draw media attention compared

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