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Tag Archives: David Rivkin

Court ruling may reshape state political landscape

A court decision ending an investigation into the activities of Republican Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign could transform Wisconsin elections — likely enabling closer ties between candidates and organizations that support them and possibly leading to more targeted advertising and favorable legislation for the groups, political strategists and observers say.

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Voters seek to dismiss Abrahamson challenge of amendment

Five voters asked a federal court on Monday to dismiss a lawsuit brought by Wisconsin Supreme Court Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson, arguing that she shouldn't be allowed to delay a newly approved constitutional amendment expected to lead to her demotion.

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US judge considers dismissing coordination suit

State courts should get the first crack at deciding how Wisconsin's campaign coordination law applies in cases involving political speech that doesn't explicitly tell people how to vote, an attorney for the board that oversees Wisconsin elections told a federal judge Thursday.

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Federal court: Walker campaign probe a state issue

A federal appeals court on Wednesday removed one barrier to restarting an investigation into possible illegal coordination between Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups, a legal setback for the Republican who is locked in a tough re-election campaign.

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Oral arguments set in John Doe appeal

Oral arguments in the appeal of a federal judge's ruling halting an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign and other conservative groups have been set for Sept. 9, exactly two months before the Republican is up for re-election.

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Judge blocks John Doe investigation (UPDATE)

A federal judge on Tuesday blocked a secret investigation into possible illegal coordination between conservative groups and recent recall campaigns in Wisconsin, including the 2012 effort to oust Republican Gov. Scott Walker.

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