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Unnamed parties file lawsuit in secret probe

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two unnamed parties are suing the judge and prosecutor overseeing a secret investigation that’s reportedly looking into fundraising efforts by Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign and other conservative groups.

Attorneys asked the Wisconsin Supreme Court to take the lawsuit as an original action, which means it would start there and skip lower courts.

The sealed filing was made Feb. 7. On Feb. 10, Wisconsin Club for Growth and its director filed a federal lawsuit seeking an end to the secret John Doe investigation. In November three unnamed petitioners filed lawsuits in the state Court of Appeals seeking to end the investigation, but that was rejected.

Online court records show five separate lawsuits were filed in the Supreme Court but they are all housed in one case file.

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