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Francis Schmitz

May 13, 2015

Walker probe special prosecutor wanted justices to step down (UPDATE)

The special prosecutor investigating alleged illegal coordination between Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign and conservative groups wanted at least two state Supreme Court justices to step aside in the case, according to documents the court released Wednesday.

Feb 13, 2015

Prosecutor asks for justice recusal in Walker case

The prosecutor leading a secret probe into whether Gov. Scott Walker's recall campaign illegally coordinated with conservative groups wants at least one state Supreme Court justice to step out of considering lawsuits challenging the investigation.

Dec 17, 2014

State high court to take up some Doe cases

The Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to hear three cases stemming from a John Doe investigation of fundraising and spending by Gov. Scott Walker's campaign and conservative groups backing him.

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.

Sep 9, 2014

Lawsuit over Walker-related probe to be argued (UPDATE)

Prosecutors investigating Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's recall election campaign hope to convince a federal appeals court to eventually allow them to resume a probe of possible illegal fundraising and coordination with conservative groups.

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.

Jul 10, 2014

7th Circuit releases documents related to Walker probe

Newly unsealed documents in the ongoing lawsuit challenging an investigation into possible illegal campaign activity by conservative groups and Gov. Scott Walker's 2012 recall campaign shed little light on the probe.

Jun 26, 2014

Prosecutor: No conclusion on Walker’s activity (UPDATE)

No conclusions have been made on whether there's enough evidence to charge Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker or anyone else with a crime, an attorney for the special prosecutor leading an investigation into alleged campaign law violations said Thursday.

Jun 19, 2014

Prosecutors: Gov. Walker part of criminal scheme (UPDATE)

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, a potential 2016 Republican presidential candidate, took part in a nationwide criminal scheme to coordinate fundraising with conservative groups, prosecutors said in court documents unsealed Thursday.

Jun 1, 2014

Judge offers clarity in preliminary injunction

A judge has provided some clarification on his order that halted an investigation of Gov. Scott Walker and conservative groups.

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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