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David Rivkin

Sep 14, 2016

Documents: Walker sought corporate donations in 2012 recall (UPDATE)

A lead manufacturer was among a host of corporate leaders who donated to a conservative group that helped Gov. Scott Walker and Republican legislators fend off recall challenges, a newspaper reported Wednesday.

May 27, 2016

Walker aide’s attorney promises appeal of federal ruling

A federal judge's ruling rejecting a lawsuit by a former aide to Gov. Scott Walker who accused prosecutors of overstepping their constitutional authority will be appealed, the woman's attorney said Friday.

Aug 4, 2015

Audio in court contradicts Walker aide’s description of raid (UPDATE)

A newly unsealed audio recording made by law enforcement officers as they raided the home of a former longtime aide to Gov. Scott Walker contradicts her description of how the search warrant was executed.

Jul 17, 2015

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.

Jul 1, 2015

Walker aide sues prosecutor who conducted John Doe probe (UPDATE)

A former aide to Gov. Scott Walker who was caught up in a secret investigation into illegal campaigning is suing the prosecutor who conducted the probe, saying he and others infringed on her civil rights by raiding her home and seizing her personal emails.

Apr 14, 2015

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.

Oct 31, 2014

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.

Oct 14, 2014

Judge blocks law used in Walker probe (UPDATE)

A federal judge Tuesday blocked enforcement of a Wisconsin election law that's at the center of an investigation into Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign and more than two dozen conservative groups.

Sep 25, 2014

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.

Jul 30, 2014

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.

May 29, 2014

Club for Growth to oppose prosecutor request (UPDATE)

The attorney for a conservative group being investigated along with Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign said Thursday he will object to the lead investigator's request for a federal judge to clarify his order halting the probe.

May 28, 2014

Source: Walker’s attorney in talks to end campaign probe (UPDATE)

A person close to an investigation of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and other conservative groups said Wednesday that Walker's attorney is talking with the lead investigator about a possible settlement that would end the probe.

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