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US high court turns away appeal from former Walker aide

Kelly Rindfleisch sits in a Milwaukee County courtroom. A Wisconsin state appeals court on Wednesday, Feb. 19, 2014 released thousands of emails and other previously sealed documents collected during a criminal investigation into Rindfleisch, a former aide to Republican Gov. Scott Walker. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde, File)

Kelly Rindfleisch sits in a Milwaukee County courtroom in 2014. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that said prosecutors did not violate Rindfleisch’s constitutional rights when they searched her emails. (AP File Photo/Dinesh Ramde)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear an appeal from a former aide to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker who was convicted of campaigning on taxpayers’ time.

The justices on Monday let stand a lower court ruling that said prosecutors did not violate Kelly Rindfleisch’s constitutional rights when they searched her emails.

Rindfleisch pleaded guilty in 2012 to doing campaign work at her Milwaukee County government job. She was one of six people convicted following an investigation into Walker’s former aides and associates when he served as Milwaukee County executive. Walker, who recently folded his Republican presidential campaign, wasn’t charged.

Rindfleisch argued that the warrants for her emails were too broad and violated her constitutional right to be free of unreasonable searches.

A state appeals court ruled 2-1 that the warrants were constitutional.

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